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    #11

    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Does it mean check the flatness of something works?
    How about the word horizontality? Or Check the horizontal level of something?

    Longman says about survey; an examination of an area of land in order to make a map of it.
    So I thought horizontal survey was ok as I need to write about an operation to check if the floor is flat/level or not to install a machine..

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    #12

    Re: horizontal measurement?

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    Does it mean check the flatness of something works?No
    How about the word horizontality? No
    Or Check the horizontal level of something? No..
    ems and I have made a couple of suggestions. Why do you keep coming up with other things that do not work?

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    #13

    Re: horizontal measurement?

    You can indeed check the "flatness" of something like a manufactured part. But a floor you want to be level.

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    #14

    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Thanks for all of your help.
    I have got help from a professional and it has turned out to be:
    Floor flatness survey or floor levels survey etc.

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    #15

    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectera View Post
    Thanks for all of your help.
    I have got help from a professional and it has turned out to be:
    Floor flatness survey or floor levels survey etc.
    Was that from a native English speaking professional in that business? I only ask because they both sound rather unnatural to me. It's true that technical terminology is frequently incomprehensible to people not in the industry, but those, especially "floor levels survey" sound very odd indeed.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #16

    Re: horizontal measurement?

    Yes, he is basically a British architect and also now working as an English teacher!
    He said they used to call it "floor levels survey" at their company. The other one "floor flatness survey" is actually used at an website of that kind of company as he sent me a link.

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    #17

    Re: horizontal measurement?

    OK, well, we live and learn!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #18

    Re: horizontal measurement?

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    OK, well, we live and learn!
    We do indeed. http://www.cg-flooring.com/floor-fla...ss-survey.aspx

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