What is survey?

  • (noun): Short descriptive summary (of events).
    Synonyms: sketch, resume
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on survey:

Offshore Survey
... Offshore survey is a specific discipline of hydrographic survey primarily concerned with the description of the condition of the seabed and the condition of the subsea oilfield infrastructure that interacts with it ...
Survey - Publications
... The Survey, a publication of Survey Associates, Inc ... in New York in the 20th century ...

More definitions of "survey":

  • (noun): A detailed critical inspection.
    Synonyms: study
  • (verb): Consider in a comprehensive way.
    Synonyms: appraise
  • (verb): Look over in a comprehensively, inspect.
    Example: "He surveyed his new classmates"
  • (noun): The act of looking or seeing or observing.
    Example: "His survey of the battlefield was limited"
    Synonyms: view, sight
  • (verb): Plot a map of (land).
  • (verb): Make a survey of; for statistical purposes.

Famous quotes containing the word survey:

    In a famous Middletown study of Muncie, Indiana, in 1924, mothers were asked to rank the qualities they most desire in their children. At the top of the list were conformity and strict obedience. More than fifty years later, when the Middletown survey was replicated, mothers placed autonomy and independence first. The healthiest parenting probably promotes a balance of these qualities in children.
    Richard Louv (20th century)

    By contrast with history, evolution is an unconscious process. Another, and perhaps a better way of putting it would be to say that evolution is a natural process, history a human one.... Insofar as we treat man as a part of nature—for instance in a biological survey of evolution—we are precisely not treating him as a historical being. As a historically developing being, he is set over against nature, both as a knower and as a doer.
    Owen Barfield (b. 1898)

    When I survey the wondrous cross
    On which the Prince of Glory died,
    My richest gain I count but loss,
    And pour contempt on all my pride.
    Isaac Watts (1674–1748)