geodetic surveying

geodetic surveying
noun also geodetic engineering
: surveying in which account is taken of and corrections made for the curvature of the earth's surface — compare plane surveying

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geodetic surveying noun
Geodesy, surveying large areas with allowance for the earth's curvature
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Main Entry:geodesy

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