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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nautical  \Nau"tic*al\,  a.  [L.  nauticus,  Gr  naytiko`s,  fr 
  nay`ths  a  seaman,  sailor,  fr  nay^s  ship:  cf  F.  nautique 
  See  {Nave}  of  a  church.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  seamen,  to  the  art  of  navigation,  or  to 
  ships;  as  nautical  skill. 
  Syn:  Naval;  marine;  maritime.  See  {Naval}. 
  {Nautical  almanac}.  See  under  {Almanac}. 
  {Nautical  distance},  the  length  in  nautical  miles  of  the 
  rhumb  line  joining  any  two  places  on  the  earth's  surface. 
  {nautical  mile}.  See  under  {Mile}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surveying  \Sur*vey"ing\,  n. 
  That  branch  of  applied  mathematics  which  teaches  the  art  of 
  determining  the  area  of  any  portion  of  the  earth's  surface, 
  the  length  and  directions  of  the  bounding  lines,  the  contour 
  of  the  surface,  etc.,  with  an  accurate  delineation  of  the 
  whole  on  paper;  the  act  or  occupation  of  making  surveys. 
  {Geodetic  surveying},  geodesy. 
  {Maritime},  or  {Nautical},  {surveying},  that  branch  of 
  surveying  which  determines  the  forms  of  coasts  and 
  harbors,  the  entrances  of  rivers,  with  the  position  of 
  islands,  rocks,  and  shoals,  the  depth  of  water,  etc 
  {Plane  surveying}.  See  under  {Plane},  a. 
  {Topographical  surveying},  that  branch  of  surveying  which 
  involves  the  process  of  ascertaining  and  representing  upon 
  a  plane  surface  the  contour,  physical  features,  etc.,  of 
  any  portion  of  the  surface  of  the  earth. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  involving  ships  or  shipping  or  navigation  or 
  seamen;  "nautical  charts";  "maritime  law";  "marine 
  insurance"  [syn:  {maritime},  {marine}] 

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