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surveying

noun

Definition of SURVEYING

:  a branch of applied mathematics that is concerned with determining the area of any portion of the earth's surface, the lengths and directions of the bounding lines, and the contour of the surface and with accurately delineating the whole on paper
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First Known Use of SURVEYING

1682
SURVEYING Defined for Kids

surveying

noun sur·vey·ing \sər-ˈvā-iŋ\

Definition of SURVEYING for Kids

1
:  the act or occupation of a person who determines the size, shape, or boundaries of a piece of land
2
:  a branch of mathematics that teaches how to measure the earth's surface and record these measurements accurately

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