surveying

noun
sur·​vey·​ing | \ sər-ˈvā-iŋ How to pronounce surveying (audio) , ˈsər-ˌvā- \

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

Examples of surveying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first students to receive bachelor's degrees graduated this spring through Cincinnati State's land surveying program. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 26 May 2021 As the bear neared, Minish held up the pointed end of his surveying pole and pushed it toward the bear to keep it away from him. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2021 As the bear neared, Minish held up the pointed end of his surveying pole and pushed it toward the bear to keep it away from him. Mark Thiessen, ajc, 20 May 2021 As the bear neared, Minish held up the pointed end of his surveying pole and pushed it toward the bear to keep it away from him. CBS News, 20 May 2021 As the bear neared, Minish held up the pointed end of his surveying pole and pushed it toward the bear to keep it away from him. Fox News, 20 May 2021 With prices having dropped on small consumer models, drones are everywhere, used for fun and for business like land-surveying. Brian Mcgill, WSJ, 20 May 2021 This can be used for all sorts of activities including surveying, hunting, backpacking, camping, hiking, boating, and for youth scouts. Chris Hachey, BGR, 11 May 2021 Up first, the district is using a recent $50,000 Olmsted Athletic Commission (OAC) donation to pay for an engineering and surveying study of the existing soil. John Benson, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of surveying

1682, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of surveying was in 1682

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4 Jun 2021

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“Surveying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surveying. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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surveying

noun
sur·​vey·​ing | \ sər-ˈvā-iŋ \

Kids Definition of surveying

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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