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ser vay

  • n  a detailed critical inspection
  • n  short descriptive summary (of events)
  • n  the act of looking or seeing or observing
    his survey of the battlefield was limited
  • v  consider in a comprehensive way
  • v  look over carefully or inspect
    He surveyed his new classmates
  • v  keep under surveillance
  • v  hold a review (of troops)
  • v  make a survey of; for statistical purposes
  • v  plot a map of (land)

  • An interesting survey just out from McKinsey on how executives in Asia perceive the China market.
  • Despite the buzz generated by Senator Barack Obama entering the race, the survey found that Senator Clinton would beat him for the Democratic nomination by a margin of 40% to 21%.
  • A global survey finds that Americans are most likely to have tried illegal drugs.
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  • Jean-Claude Trichet in FinFacts Ireland
    The latest economic data and survey-based indicators suggest that a strengthening in economic activity took place during the spring,Trichet said at a press conference in Frankfurt, after the ECB decided to keep its benchmark interest rate at 1%.
  • Ike Skelton in The Associated Press
    Rep. Ike Skelton, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, called for a "100 percent survey" of the cemetery and its operations in the wake of the scandal.
  • Pete Stark in Los Angeles Times
    When the Secular Coalition asked me to complete a survey on my religious beliefs, I indicated I am a Unitarian who does not believe in a supreme being,Stark said. "Like our nation's founders, I strongly support the separation of church and...

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