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geodetic survey

noun
1.
a land area survey in which the curvature of the surface of the earth is taken into account.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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geodetic survey  
A survey of a large area of land in which corrections are made to account for the curvature of the Earth.
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