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surveying

[ ser-vey-ing ]
/ sərˈveɪ ɪŋ /
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noun

the science or scientific method of making surveys of land.
the occupation of one who makes land surveys.
the act of one who surveys: The surveying required nearly two days.

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Origin of surveying

1425–75; late Middle English: act of examining closely; see survey, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for surveying

surveying
/ (sɜːˈveɪɪŋ) /

noun

the study or practice of measuring altitudes, angles, and distances on the land surface so that they can be accurately plotted on a map
the setting out on the ground of the positions of proposed construction or engineering works
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