Trigonometrical survey
Survey Sur"vey, n. [Formerly accentuated universally on the last syllable, and still so accented by many speakers.] 1. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above. [1913 Webster]

Under his proud survey the city lies. --Sir J. Denham. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

{Survey of dogs}. See {Court of regard}, under {Regard}.

{Trigonometrical survey}, a survey of a portion of country by measuring a single base, and connecting it with various points in the tract surveyed by a series of triangles, the angles of which are carefully measured, the relative positions and distances of all parts being computed from these data. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Review; retrospect; examination; prospect. [1913 Webster]


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