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noun [countable] survey pronunciation in American English /ˈsɜrˌveɪ/
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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 favor of the change.
  2. 3
    a general examination of a subject or situation
    The essay begins with a survey of the relevant literature.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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