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 for Trigonometrical survey
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Survey \Sur"vey\, n. [Formerly accentuated universally on the
     last syllable, and still so accented by many speakers.]
     1. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
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              Under his proud survey the city lies. --Sir J.
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     2. A particular view; an examination, especially an official
        examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing,
        with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or
        quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of
        roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
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     3. The operation of finding the contour, dimensions,
        position, or other particulars of, as any part of the
        earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured
        plan and description of any portion of country, or of a
        road or line through it.
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     Survey of dogs. See Court of regard, under Regard.
     Trigonometrical survey, a survey of a portion of country by
        measuring a single base, and connecting it with various
        points in the tract surveyed by a series of triangles, the
        angles of which are carefully measured, the relative
        positions and distances of all parts being computed from
        these data.
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     Syn: Review; retrospect; examination; prospect.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trigonometric \Trig`o*no*met"ric\, Trigonometrical
  \Trig`o*no*met"ric*al\, [Cf. F. trigonom['e]trique.]
     Of or pertaining to trigonometry; performed by the rules of
     [1913 Webster] --{Trig`o*no*met"ric*al*ly, adv.
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     Trigonometrical curve, a curve one of whose coordinates is
        a trigonometric function of the other.
     Trigonometrical function. See under Function.
     Trigonometrical lines, lines which are employed in solving
        the different cases of plane and spherical trigonometry,
        as sines, tangents, secants, and the like. These lines, or
        the lengths of them, are trigonometrical functions of the
        arcs and angles to which they belong.
     Trigonometrical survey. See under Survey.
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