Ordnance Survey

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EtymologyEdit

So called because in earlier days the survey was carried out under the direction of the Master-general of the Ordnance.

Proper nounEdit

Ordnance Survey

  1. (Britain) Originally the branch of government that produced maps for the military, now a civilian organisation that produces maps worldwide.
  2. A similar organisation in Ireland.

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