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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sur·vey /sɝˈve, ˈsɚ/

From: Network Terminology

 探勘 調查

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·vey v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surveyed p. pr. & vb. n. Surveying.]
 1. To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.
 Round he surveys and well might, where he stood,
 So high above.   --Milton.
 2. To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
 With such altered looks, . . .
 All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round.   --Dryden.
 3. To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.
 4. To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurments, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast.
 5. To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same. [Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·vey n.
 1. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
    Under his proud survey the city lies.   --Sir J. Denham.
 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.
 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 road or line through it.
 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.
 Syn: -- Review; retrospect; examination; prospect.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a detailed critical inspection [syn: study]
      2: short descriptive summary (of events) [syn: sketch, resume]
      3: the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get
         a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was
         limited" [syn: view, sight]
      v 1: consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation
           carefully before acting" [syn: appraise]
      2: look over in a comprehensively, inspect; "He surveyed his
         new classmates"
      3: keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him
         for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the
         bombing" [syn: surveil, follow]
      4: hold a review (of troops) [syn: review, go over]
      5: make a survey of; for statistical purposes
      6: plot a map of (land)