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[verb ree-ser-vey; noun ree-sur-vey, ree-ser-vey]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to survey again.
noun, plural re·sur·veys.
  1. a new survey.

Origin of resurvey

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + survey
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Historical Examples

  • Some thirty-five years afterward it became necessary to resurvey one of its lines, and recourse was had to the original surveys.

    The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts

    George W. Holley

Word Origin and History for resurvey


1590s, from re- + survey (v.). Related: Resurveyed; resurveying. As a noun from 1660s.

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