geodetic survey


a land area survey in which the curvature of the surface of the earth is taken into account.

Nearby words

  1. geodesic line,
  2. geodesy,
  3. geodetic,
  4. geodetic latitude,
  5. geodetic longitude,
  6. geodetic surveying,
  7. geodic,
  8. geodimeter,
  9. geodome,
  10. geoduck

Origin of geodetic survey

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for geodetic survey

geodetic survey

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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