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survey

[ verb ser-vey; noun sur-vey, ser-vey ]
/ verb sərˈveɪ; noun ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to survey land; practice surveying.

noun, plural sur·veys.

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Origin of survey

1425–75; late Middle English surveien (v.) <Anglo-French surveier,Middle French surv(e)ier, surveoir to oversee, equivalent to sur-sur-1 + v(e)ier<Latin vidēre to see

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Definition for survey (2 of 2)

survey.

abbreviation

surveying.
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British Dictionary definitions for survey

survey

verb (sɜːˈveɪ, ˈsɜːveɪ)

noun (ˈsɜːveɪ)

Derived forms of survey

surveyable, adjective

Word Origin for survey

C15: from French surveoir, from sur- 1 + veoir to see, from Latin vidēre
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