random line

random line

[′ran·dəm ′līn]
(engineering)
A trial surveying line that is directed as closely as circumstances permit toward a fixed terminal point that cannot be seen from the initial point. Also known as random traverse.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

random line

In surveying, a trial line toward a fixed terminal point which is invisible from the initial point.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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