Interview vs. Survey

Interview vs. Survey — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Interview and Survey

Interviewnoun

A formal meeting in person, especially one arranged for the assessment of the qualifications of an applicant.

Surveyverb

To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly

surveyed the neighborhood from a rooftop.surveyed the shelves in the pantry.

Interviewnoun

A conversation, such as one conducted by a reporter, in which facts or statements are elicited from another.

Surveyverb

To look at or examine carefully and appraise

surveyed the storm damage. ].

Interviewnoun

An account or a reproduction of such a conversation.

Surveynoun

The act of surveying; a general view.

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Interviewnoun

(Informal) An interviewee

an actor who was a tough interview.

Surveynoun

A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of a particular group of items, in order to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality.

A survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.

Interviewverb

To obtain an interview from.

Surveynoun

The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of any part of the Earth's surface.

Interviewverb

To have an interview

interviewed with a publishing company.

Surveynoun

A measured plan and description of any portion of country.

The owners of the adjoining plots had conflicting surveys.
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Interviewnoun

(obsolete) An official face-to-face meeting of monarchs or other important figures.

Surveynoun

An examination of the opinions of a group of people.

The local council conducted a survey of its residents to help it decide whether to go ahead with the roadside waste collection service.

Interviewnoun

Any face-to-face meeting, especially of an official nature.

Surveynoun

A questionnaire or similar instrument used for examining the opinions of a group of people.

I just filled out that survey on roadside waste pick-up.

Interviewnoun

A conversation in person (or, by extension, over the telephone, Internet etc.) between a journalist and someone whose opinion or statements he or she wishes to record for publication, broadcast etc.

The reporter gave the witness an interview.

Surveynoun

(historical) An auction at which a farm is let for three lives.

Interviewnoun

A formal meeting, in person, for the assessment of a candidate or applicant.

It was a dreadful interview; I have no hope of getting the job.

Surveynoun

(US) A district for the collection of customs under a particular officer.

Interviewnoun

An audition.

Surveyverb

To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook

He stood on a hill, and surveyed the surrounding country.

Interviewnoun

A police interrogation of a suspect or party in an investigation.

Surveyverb

To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.

Interviewverb

To ask questions of (somebody); to have an interview.

He interviewed the witness.The witness was interviewed.

Surveyverb

To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of

It was his job to survey buildings in order to determine their value and risks.

Interviewverb

To be interviewed; to attend an interview.

Surveyverb

To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry

to survey land or a coast

Interviewnoun

the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists;

my interviews with teen-agers revealed a weakening of religious bonds

Surveyverb

To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.

Interviewnoun

a conference (usually with someone important);

he had a consultation with the judgehe requested an audience with the king

Surveyverb

To investigate the opinions, experiences, etc., of people by asking them questions; to conduct a survey; to administer a questionnaire.

Interviewverb

conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

Surveynoun

a detailed critical inspection

Interviewverb

discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation;

We interviewed the job candidates

Surveynoun

short descriptive summary (of events)

Interviewverb

go for an interview in the hope of being hired;

The job candidate interviewed everywhere

Surveynoun

the act of looking or seeing or observing;

he tried to get a better view of ithis survey of the battlefield was limited

Surveyverb

consider in a comprehensive way;

He appraised the situation carefully before acting

Surveyverb

look over in a comprehensively, inspect;

He surveyed his new classmates

Surveyverb

keep under surveillance;

The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing

Surveyverb

hold a review (of troops)

Surveyverb

make a survey of; for statistical purposes

Surveyverb

plot a map of (land)