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 US businesses
survey shows/reveals (that)
The survey showed that Britain's trees are in good health.
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
a general description or report about a particular subject or situation:
a survey of modern English literature