Definitions for vigilanceˈvɪdʒ ə ləns
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watchfulness, wakefulness, vigilance, alertness(noun)
the process of paying close and continuous attention
"wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"
watchfulness, vigilance, weather eye(noun)
"he keeps a weather eye open for trouble"
Close and continuous attention.
the quality or state of being vigilant; forbearance of sleep; wakefulness
watchfulness in respect of danger; care; caution; circumspection
Origin: [L. vigilantia: cf. F. vigilance.]
In modern psychology, vigilance, also termed sustained concentration, is defined as the ability to maintain concentrated attention over prolonged periods of time. During this time, the person attempts to detect the appearance of a particular target stimulus. The individual watches for a signal stimulus that may occur at an unknown time. The study of vigilance has expanded since the 1940s mainly due to the increased interaction of people with machines for applications involving monitoring and detection of rare events and weak signals. Such applications include air traffic control, inspection and quality control, automated navigation, military and border surveillance, and lifeguarding.
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- vigilànciaCatalan, Valencian
- tarkkaavaisuus, valppausFinnish
- modrums, modrībaLatvian
- waaksheid, waakzaamheidDutch
- vaksamhet, vigilans, uppmärksamhetSwedish
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