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Related to plane surveying: Geodetic surveying
plane surveying[′plān sər¦vā·iŋ]
Measurement of areas on the assumption that the earth is flat.
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A branch of the art of surveying in which the surface of the earth is considered a plane surface; curvature of the earth is neglected, and computations are made using the formulas of plane geometry and plane trigonometry.
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