Definition of geological survey in English:

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geological survey

noun

A detailed and systematic study of the topography, geology, and mineral resources of an area or country.
Example sentences
  • The early interests revolved around geological surveys and economic evaluations of peat resources in the country.
  • Scientific cruises around the Canary Islands, together with detailed geological surveys on land, have revealed a picture very similar to that painted for Hawaii.
  • A final part of this report provides an update of where federal and provincial geological surveys are heading over the next decade.

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Syllabification: ge·o·log·i·cal sur·vey

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