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  • Making a Valuation Survey
    Making a Valuation Survey
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n surveying the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map "he studied surveying at college"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Surveying Surveying
William, on horseback, surveys his troops William, on horseback, surveys his troops

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair
    • n Surveying That branch of applied mathematics which teaches the art of determining the area of any portion of the earth's surface, the length and directions of the bounding lines, the contour of the surface, etc., with an accurate delineation of the whole on paper; the act or occupation of making surveys.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a survey of 200000 ostriches over 80 years, not one tried to bury its head in the sand.
    • n surveying The art or the process of determining the boundaries and area of a part of the earth's surface from actual measurement of lines and angles; the art of determining the form, area, surface, contour, etc., of any section of the earth's surface, and delineating the same on a map or plan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Traces of cocaine were found on 99% of UK bank notes in a survey in London in 2000.
    • Surveying the art of ascertaining the boundaries and superficial extent of any portion of the earth's surface
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  • Lord Byron
    “Posterity will never survey a nobler grave than this: here lie the bones of Castlereagh: stop, traveler, and piss.”
  • George Santayana
    “A man's feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.”
  • Peter Prichard
    Peter Prichard
    “We just did a survey that showed.... something like 65 percent of the [American] people couldn't vote for the First Amendment if it was up for a vote today.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. surveoir—L. super, over, vidēre, to see.


In literature:

Holcombe made no answer, but surveyed the other closely, and with a smile of content.
"The Exiles and Other Stories" by Richard Harding Davis
So might one have thought, not employed in like manner, and simply surveying the prospect.
"Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia" by William Gilmore Simms
He was surveying her with a sort of frowning intensity.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
I spent two or three days surveying the hill and searching for water in the neighbourhood.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
He paused to glance apprehensively back and survey the western horizon.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
He leaned his forearm against the doorway at the height of his head and surveyed the silenced group rather ironically.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
At daylight Beth was dressed as a man and surveying herself in the mirror.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
She sighed, and he resumed his dismal survey of the liniment-soaked rags.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
Bryant lighted a cigarette and fell to surveying the store's merchandise.
"The Iron Furrow" by George C. Shedd
William, from a respectful distance, surveyed the table with its enticing burden.
"More William" by Richmal Crompton
Anderson surveyed him sharply.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I surveyed the pile ruefully.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
Rip ordered a survey and found the best place on the dark side to make a new base.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
This excursion resulted in valuable additions to the extreme northern coast-line survey.
"North-Pole Voyages" by Zachariah Atwell Mudge
A survey of the upper river proved its unnavigability even had a portage been possible.
"True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World" by Adolphus W. Greely
The Rector paused in the doorway and surveyed the lamp-lit room.
"A Safety Match" by Ian Hay
These officers had been lent by the Survey of India.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
It is not under government survey yet, so could not be patented like surveyed land.
"The Long Dim Trail" by Forrestine C. Hooker
Having produced his field glasses from the case at his side, he was surveying the impregnable valley.
"Frank Merriwell's Triumph" by Burt L. Standish
Such are some of the questions which are suggested by even a cursory survey of the agrarian problem.
"The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century" by Richard Henry Tawney

In poetry:

Since Adam's family, from first to last,
Now into one distinct survey is cast;
Look round, vain-glorious Muse, and you whoe'er
Devote yourselves to Fame, and think her fair;
"A Poem On The Last Day - Book III" by Edward Young
Arriv'd, for his brow, lo! a turban she made,
Bright with gems pluck'd from Gallia's crown;
To give him a name, she Rome's hist'ry survey'd,
In the days of her early renown.
"The Fury Of Discord" by Sir John Carr
From Pisgah's top we then survey
The blissful realms of endless day,
And all the short but narrow way
That lies between,
Whilst Faith emits a heavenly ray,
And cheers the scene.
"Epistle To The Rev. J--- B---, Whilst Journeying For The Recovery Of His Health" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
To note the beauty of the day,
And golden fields of corn survey;
Admire each pretty flow'r
With its sweet smell;
To praise their Maker, and to tell
The marks of his great pow'r.
"Walking" by Thomas Traherne
Undaunted, he surveys the ocean rage,
With placid face, he feels the earthquake's shock,
He knows his Lord the fury will assuage,
His soul is safe, though earth's foundations rock.
"An Hymn" by James Avis Bartley
Shou'd Satan tempt thee, in the gloom of night,
The secret works of darkness to transact —
Tell him, that God, who is the source of light,
With his all-seeing eyes surveys each fact.
"Advice, To Guard Against The Temptations Of The Devil " by Rees Prichard

In news:

Chances are good you'll see more beer bottles than wine glasses or martinis, and that's not a coincidence — a new survey discovered beer is America's favorite alcoholic beverage .
Scientists survey coast for debris.
Surveying the AP's Assorted Top 10s.
How Astronomical Surveys Are Pinpointing Our Place in the Cosmos.
Photo by US Geological Survey.
Bing Crosby 's 'White Christmas' Named Favorite Christmas Song — Survey of the Day.
An online survey and community outreach meetings are part of Steve Windhager's plan to heal Santa Barbara's relationship with the Botanic Garden .
A quick survey last week found scotch cocktails to be as intriguing to bartenders as they are unknown to most of their customers.
Tom Thibodeau gets fewer best coach votes than Erik Spoelstra and other fun NBA GM Survey results.
77 percent of issuers can change terms at any time, survey finds.
Our data come from Mercer's Worldwide Cost of Living 2009 survey.
Canines and humans survey Dogtoberfest's scene Saturday morning at the Ross Off-Leash Dog Recreation Area in Vancouver.
RWE completes Caspian seismic survey.
Mobile payments have more than doubled in popularity reaching over 33% of survey respondents, according to IDC Financial Insights' eighth annual Consumer Payments Survey.
Data for the chart below came from the results of a survey of 146 IT professionals, conducted by IT Brand Pulse as part of its ongoing series of Leader Surveys.

In science:

This yields a best-case result and if the overlap between Euclid’s space-based survey and ground-based surveys turns out to be smaller, then the FoM would be negatively affected.
How Future Space-Based Weak Lensing Surveys Might Obtain Photometric Redshifts Independently
In fact, the FoM scales linearly with the survey area (Amara & Refregier 2007) so that if only half of the space-based survey overlaps with the ground-based component then the expected FoM will also be cut in half.
How Future Space-Based Weak Lensing Surveys Might Obtain Photometric Redshifts Independently
Furthermore, if the survey area of the space-based observations does not overlap entirely with that of the groundbased survey, then the FoM will be negatively affected.
How Future Space-Based Weak Lensing Surveys Might Obtain Photometric Redshifts Independently
The available light-curve data from previous surveys can be used to augment the extensive photometry obtained as part of our survey to study the variation of nova speed class with spatial position in M31.
A Spectroscopic and Photometric Survey of Novae in M31
Fig. 28.— The spatial distribution of the 47 M31 novae with measured decline rates from our survey supplemented by 27 decline rates from the “high quality” light-curve sample from the Hubble, Arp, and Rosino surveys Capaccioli et al. (1989).
A Spectroscopic and Photometric Survey of Novae in M31
Continued surveys in this region are thus necessary in order to estimate the number of WRs that are contained within the GLIMPSE-II point-source catalog and the extent of the Galactic volume that our survey is sensitive to.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
We use empirical simulations to predict the number density of radio sources per redshift interval for the envisaged all-hemisphere LOFAR survey, the WODAN survey, and the ASKAP-EMU 3π steradian survey.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Such a survey could be done in combination with a strong gravitational lens survey and Hi absorption against AGN survey.
Very High Angular Resolution Science with the Square Kilometre Array
We compare our findings to a recent survey of early-type galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) (York et al. 2000) Spectroscopic Main Galaxy Survey (Strauss et al. 2002) Data Release 6 (Adelman-McCarthy et al. 2008).
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
For comprehensive recent surveys of FPP, we suggest the surveys by Howard [How04] and Blair-Stahn [BS10]; the surveys by Kesten [Kes84, Kes87] are older, but contain many technical details.
Geodesics of Random Riemannian Metrics I: Random Perturbations of Euclidean Geometry
In this sense, the PALFA survey is similar to the highly successful Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey (PMPS; Manchester et al. 2001), but with increased time and frequency resolution, such as those of the current Parkes HTRU survey (Keith et al. 2010).
Four Highly Dispersed Millisecond Pulsars Discovered in the Arecibo PALFA Galactic Plane Survey
For surveys in the middle of survey production (like KiDS and VIKING), the combination of Astro-WISE’s common data model and access to extreme data-lineage makes it possible to take advantage of data quality improvements immediately during survey operations .
The Data Zoo in Astro-WISE
The filled squares represent previously identified galaxies within the HiPASS survey area, the stars represent previously identified galaxies outside the HiPASS survey area, and the open triangles represent new candidate group members identified through the HiPASS survey.
Optical Counterparts to Galaxies in the Cen A Group Discovered by HIPASS
Readers are referred elsewhere for general wide area sky surveys and redshift surveys, and for SunyaevZeldovich, radio, infrared and submm surveys, some of which were not designed to search primarily for clusters.
Cluster Surveys
The last survey based on the ROSAT All−Sky survey data is the NEP 54, 45, 81, 47, a unique survey in its X-ray depth and contiguous sky coverage.
Cluster Surveys