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Geological Survey


noun

U.S. Government. a division of the Department of the Interior, created in 1879, that studies the nation's water and mineral resources, makes topographic surveys, and classifies and leases public lands.
(lowercase) a systematic investigation of the geology of an area.

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British Dictionary definitions for geological survey

Geological Survey


noun

a government-sponsored organization working in the field of geology, such as the US Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of India, or the Institute of Geological Sciences (UK)
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