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survey

a research tool which is used to elicit information about respondents' attitudes, opinions and preferences. In MARKETING RESEARCH, surveys are employed to discover more about potential consumers' views and perceptions of existing and proposed new products, and more specifically about the buying intentions of customers.

Surveys may also be used to discover employees' views on aspects of company policy and to assess employees' MOTIVATION, ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT etc.

See MARKETING INTELLIGENCE.

survey

The process by which land is located with reference to commonly agreed upon landmarks or other points of reference, and then measured out for all of its boundaries, including distances and direction-and-degree of turns. Surveys will typically note any indicia of property lines, even if inaccurate, including fence lines and marks left by prior surveyors. A topographic survey will also include land contours. An as-built survey will include all improvements upon the property with their placement and dimensions.
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Not surveyable? If the The Joint Commission finds it surveyable to require a patient to be matched to a unit of blood before transfusion--which it does--why would it not be surveyable to require a patient to be matched to his ID bracelet before a venipuncture?
Martin Heidegger's famous mountain-slope timber-shingled Hutte (a 'hut'; in reality, a three-room family country house) might have contributed to the mythologization of Schwarzwald as a place of ideal(istic) retreat from civilization, but the German philosopher actually consistently teaches that when nature--and this is not to be really taken literally in terms of measurable and surveyable distances--is only a casually occurrent, distanced, and nondescript presence-at-hand (vor-, tableaux-like, out-there), as against ready-to-hand aroundness (um-zu-, toward-which, as concurrent availability, serviceability and totality of involvements), then it features noncircumspectively, poses resistance to meaning, and gets ultimately reduced to mere dimensions.
Topics include Wittgenstein's remarks about family resemblance in the Philosophical Investigations, the concept of "perspicuous representation and the logic of Nachtraglichtkeit, the pneumatic conception of thought, what Wittgenstein meant by "a mathematical proof must be surveyable," Wittgenstein's take on religion, his observance of John Henry Newman and certainty, Moore's paradox and first-person authority, theoretical commitment, training as the transition from causes to norms, grammatical proposition, the relationship amongst thought, language and animals, and the art of knowing what one does.
I consider this an absolute privilege because this is a small place with a surveyable history that had been at the mercy of great powers.
The surveyable area in each bay was defined to be the sum of the area of all the possible transects.
(9.) In order to make this illustration more surveyable, two simplifications have been made: