AskDefine | Define surveyor

Dictionary Definition

surveyor

Noun

1 an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
2 someone who conducts a statistical survey

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English

Etymology

-or survey

Noun

  1. A person occupied with surveying -- the process of determining positions on the earth's surface.

Translations

person occupied with the process of determining positions on the earth's surface

Extensive Definition

Surveyor may refer to:
In professions:
  • Surveying is the process of determining positions on the earth's surface
  • Cadastral surveying is the process of establishing boundary locations
  • Mining surveying is surveying related to open cut and underground mining
  • A Hydrographic survey is done by a person who gathers information about navigable waters
  • Marine surveyor or Ship Surveyor, inspects and examines ships
  • Quantity surveyor, controls costs on construction projects
  • Pollster, someone who conducts surveys or polls
Other:

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