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Survey and Pentagraph Definitions

Survey

To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly
Surveyed the neighborhood from a rooftop.
Surveyed the shelves in the pantry.

Pentagraph

A device used in surveying composed of four flat, straight brass rules, two of which are long and are connected by a double pivot at the end to create a V shape, and two of which are short and joined by a double pivot to create another V shape pointed away from the first, with the other ends of the short rules connected at the halfway mark of the long rules, so that the entire figure creates a parallelogram.

Survey

To look at or examine carefully and appraise
Surveyed the storm damage. ].

Pentagraph

(linguistics) A specific sequence of five letters, especially one used collectively to represent a single phoneme.

Survey

The act of surveying; a general view.
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Pentagraph

(computing) A five-character sequence used to enter a single conceptual character.

Survey

A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of a particular group of items, in order to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality.
A survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.

Survey

The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of any part of the Earth's surface.

Survey

A measured plan and description of any portion of country.
The owners of the adjoining plots had conflicting surveys.

Survey

An examination of the opinions of a group of people.
The local council conducted a survey of its residents to help it decide whether to go ahead with the roadside waste collection service.
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Survey

A questionnaire or similar instrument used for examining the opinions of a group of people.
I just filled out that survey on roadside waste pick-up.

Survey

(historical) An auction at which a farm is let for a lease for lives.

Survey

(US) A district for the collection of customs under a particular officer.

Survey

To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook
He stood on a hill, and surveyed the surrounding country.

Survey

To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.

Survey

To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of
It was his job to survey buildings in order to determine their value and risks.

Survey

To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry
To survey land or a coast

Survey

To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.

Survey

To investigate the opinions, experiences, etc., of people by asking them questions; to conduct a survey; to administer a questionnaire.

Survey

To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.
Round he surveys and well might, where he stood,So high above.

Survey

To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round.

Survey

To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.

Survey

To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurments, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast.

Survey

To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.

Survey

The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
Under his proud survey the city lies.

Survey

A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.

Survey

The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured plan and description of any portion of country, or of a road or line through it.

Survey

A detailed critical inspection

Survey

Short descriptive summary (of events)

Survey

The act of looking or seeing or observing;
He tried to get a better view of it
His survey of the battlefield was limited

Survey

Consider in a comprehensive way;
He appraised the situation carefully before acting

Survey

Look over in a comprehensively, inspect;
He surveyed his new classmates

Survey

Keep under surveillance;
The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing

Survey

Hold a review (of troops)

Survey

Make a survey of; for statistical purposes

Survey

Plot a map of (land)

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