from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The measurement of dimensional relationships, as of horizontal distances, elevations, directions, and angles, on the earth's surface especially for use in locating property boundaries, construction layout, and mapmaking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Art and science of accurately determining the position of points and the distances between them.
- v. Present participle of survey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That branch of applied mathematics which teaches the art of determining the area of any portion of the earth's surface, the length and directions of the bounding lines, the contour of the surface, etc., with an accurate delineation of the whole on paper; the act or occupation of making surveys.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or the process of determining the boundaries and area of a part of the earth's surface from actual measurement of lines and angles; the art of determining the form, area, surface, contour, etc., of any section of the earth's surface, and delineating the same on a map or plan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map
Of course, what the Playboy connoisseurs are surveying is not Madame Bovary's fine form, nor her much-commented-upon smooth bands of black hair or great dark eyes.
Chapter 7 talks about government agencies and their role in surveying, and once again, I was learning stuff right and left.
The next big improvement in surveying, a means of measuring angles between landmarks, was the astrolabe.
It was striking at midday Friday, in surveying the massive, mostly empty grandstands and the fancy hospitality buildings (not tents) erected on the course, what a huge commercial venture the Ryder Cup has become.
After that, and always, he looked upon the face of nature with a more seeing eye, learning a delight of his own in surveying the serried ranks of the upstanding ranges, and in slow contemplation of the purple summer mists that haunted the languid creases of the distant hills.
I'm just interested in surveying public perception.
Note 30: Used in surveying and perspective, the butterfly was part of the intarsia beneath the window that has been destroyed.
I can agree with this, though I still found the linked article from the Times of London to be interesting in surveying the researchers and thinkers in the area of cognitive theory.
What I have found in surveying the history of thought is that most of the "modern" issues have already been dealt with in great length by the great minds of the past.
After all, has not Bromion's empirical science, in surveying its proper domain, already laid claim to the objective universe?