surveying instrument


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n surveying instrument an instrument used by surveyors
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In literature:

They had instruments and were surveying.
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
But before dark the tall cowboy limped into camp, dusty and torn, carrying Neale's long tripod and surveying instrument.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
She was in the act of retiring, when Gorgias, the architect, followed by an assistant carrying surveying instruments, advanced towards her.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Livingstone's geographical delineations were remarkably accurate, considering the inadequate surveying instruments with which he worked.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
On one occasion we had a surveying party with their instruments from H.M.S.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
With this instrument, he commenced that survey of the heavenly bodies which rendered his name famous as the first of astronomers.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
William had fled, disguised as a civil engineer, carrying with him in his chaise an outfit of surveying-instruments.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The graduated arc of an astronomical or surveying instrument.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There is one way of studying human nature, which surveys mankind only as a set of instruments for the accomplishment of personal plans.
"The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
There were fresh survey stakes and a gang of engineers working with their instruments on a hillside.
"In the Oregon Country" by George Palmer Putnam

In news:

I have been reading about RF survey instruments and RF personal monitors and see the term "shaped- frequency response ".
Nicholas has over 7 years experience as a Survey Technician/Instrument Man.
One of the instruments aboard, the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, will make the first global survey of the temperature of the lunar surface while the orbiter circles some 31 miles (50 kilometers) above the Moon.
An ambitious, devastating, revelatory survey at the ICP is the first of several upcoming museum shows to explore how South African photography evolved from a document into a blunt instrument.
The staggering 9-gigapixel picture was created with data gathered by the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA), an instrument at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.
I have been reading about RF survey instruments and RF personal monitors and see the term " shaped -frequency response".
They will have a chance to use some fine measuring instruments, apply advanced mathematics, operate computing equipment, and create a survey map.

In science:

This meeting has been dominated by SCUBA-based surveys, and stands as a testament to the instrument builders who produced the best camera of its kind at just the right time.
Known and unknown SCUBA sources
The launch of EXIST, the first hard X-ray survey instrument, in the next decade will extend this symbiotic relationship.
Status of VHE Astronomy c.2000
If all kinds of different ob jects are the sub ject of the survey, a filter set covering the entire spectral range accessible to the survey instrument is a natural choice.
Classification and Redshift Estimation in Multi-Color Surveys
The three model surveys spend the same total amount of exposure time on different filter sets, using the same instrument, telescope and observing site.
Classification and Redshift Estimation in Multi-Color Surveys
Furthermore, the WFI is a designated survey instrument which is extensively used by the astronomical community.
Classification and Redshift Estimation in Multi-Color Surveys