a land area survey in which the curvature of the surface of the earth is taken into account.
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- geodesic line,
- geodetic latitude,
- geodetic longitude,
- geodetic surveying,
Origin of geodetic survey
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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A survey of a large area of land in which corrections are made to account for the curvature of the Earth.
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