- An investigation in which information is systematically collected but in which the experimental method is not used.
- A comprehensive examination or group of examinations to screen for one or more findings.
- A series of questions administered to a sample of individuals in a population.
[O.Fr. surveeir, fr. Mediev.L. supervideo, fr. super, over, + video, to see]
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