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survey

1 noun
     
Related topics: Geography, Building
sur‧vey1 S3 W3 [countable]
1 a set of questions that you ask a large number of people in order to find out about their opinions or behaviour
carry out/conduct a survey (=do a survey)
We conducted a survey of parents in the village.
survey of
survey of US businesses
survey shows/reveals (that)
The survey showed that Britain's trees are in good health.
2SG an examination of an area of land in order to make a map of it
3TBBBT British English an examination of a house or other building done especially for someone who wants to buy it
4 a general description or report about a particular subject or situation:
a survey of modern English literature

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