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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: survey /ˈsɜː(r)veɪ/ 
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  1. 1
    a set of questions that you ask a large number of people or organizations

    This survey shows the percentage of single-parent households in each area.

    carry out/conduct a survey:

    A survey carried out last year found 80% of the public in favour of the change.

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    a general examination of a subject or situation

    The essay begins with a survey of the relevant literature.

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