Definition of 'survey'
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Their sole claim to ownership lay in the survey and the map that came from it. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)The entire administration of the public lands survey had to be overhauled. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)Other surveys give a similar promising picture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Visitors can also survey the battlefield and consult the disposition of troops on a tiled plan. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We surveyed certain areas by pretending to be members of the public. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You will be contacted when the survey opens with details about how to take part. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Staff surveys are carefully constructed so as not to address critical issues. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her school has conducted a survey of parents and pupils about their use of technology. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For archaeologists these aerial surveys during a drought are a great prize. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And a recent survey showed two thirds felt they could not afford to own their own property. The Sun (2013)Aerial photographs are often taken from aircraft and provide useful information for map making and surveys. Geography Basic Facts (1983)But the aim has not been to survey these big areas. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)See website for terms and survey details. The Sun (2009)It sends members about two or three surveys a month. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The survey gives an early indication of how the economy fared in the first three months of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Let's do a quick survey to see which popular brands took up the. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The survey also reported that the public's confidence in police is increasing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The survey asked young people 's opinions of the way celebrities speak. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How was your experience of this hotel: fill in a quick survey. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Arriving within sight of his old home, he rested on his oars and surveyed the land cautiously. The Wind in the Willows (1908)Guidance sent out yesterday details how schools should carry out the survey and contains sample letters of how to tell parents about the results. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Last year you were told that it came stone dead last in a survey to find Britain's most environmentally friendly cars. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'survey'
British English: survey /ˈsɜːveɪ/ NOUN
If you carry out a survey, you try to find out detailed information about a lot of different people or things, usually by asking people a series of questions.
They conducted a survey to see how students study.
- American English: survey
- Arabic: اِسْتِعْراض
- Brazilian Portuguese: pesquisa
- Chinese: 勘测
- Croatian: pregled
- Czech: průzkum anketa
- Danish: rundspørge
- Dutch: onderzoek
- European Spanish: inspección
- Finnish: tutkimus kysely
- French: enquête
- German: Umfrage
- Greek: έρευνα
- Italian: sondaggio
- Japanese: 調査
- Korean: 조사
- Norwegian: spørreundersøkelse
- Polish: badanie ankieta
- European Portuguese: estudo
- Romanian: sondaj
- Russian: опрос
- Spanish: inspección
- Swedish: undersökning
- Thai: การสำรวจ
- Turkish: inceleme
- Ukrainian: огляд
- Vietnamese: cuộc điều tra
British English: survey VERB
If you survey a number of people, companies, or organizations, you try to find out information about their opinions or behaviour, usually by asking them a series of questions.
Business Development Advisers surveyed 211 companies for the report.
Definition of survey from the Collins English Dictionary
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