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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Survey \Sur"vey\, n. [Formerly accentuated universally on the
last syllable, and still so accented by many speakers.]
1. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
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Under his proud survey the city lies. --Sir J.
Denham.
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2. A particular view; an examination, especially an official
examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing,
with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or
quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of
roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
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3. The operation of finding the contour, dimensions,
position, or other particulars of, as any part of the
earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured
plan and description of any portion of country, or of a
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Survey of dogs. See Court of regard, under Regard.

Trigonometrical survey, a survey of a portion of country by
measuring a single base, and connecting it with various
points in the tract surveyed by a series of triangles, the
angles of which are carefully measured, the relative
positions and distances of all parts being computed from
these data.
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Syn: Review; retrospect; examination; prospect.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Trigonometric \Trig`o*no*met"ric\, Trigonometrical
\Trig`o*no*met"ric*al\, [Cf. F. trigonom['e]trique.]
Of or pertaining to trigonometry; performed by the rules of
trigonometry.
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Trigonometrical curve, a curve one of whose coordinates is
a trigonometric function of the other.

Trigonometrical function. See under Function.

Trigonometrical lines, lines which are employed in solving
the different cases of plane and spherical trigonometry,
as sines, tangents, secants, and the like. These lines, or
the lengths of them, are trigonometrical functions of the
arcs and angles to which they belong.

Trigonometrical survey. See under Survey.
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