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geodetic survey

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

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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geodetic survey

  1. 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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