survey - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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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.

  2. 2
    an examination of something to see how good its condition is
    1. a.
      British an examination of a house done by an expert for someone who wants to buy it
  3. 3
    an examination of an area of land in order to make a map of it