Entry from US English dictionary
A detailed and systematic study of the topography, geology, and mineral resources of an area or country.
- 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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