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Definitions for SURVEILLANCE
sərˈveɪ ləns, -ˈveɪl yənssur·veil·lance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surveillancenoun

    close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)

Wiktionary

  1. surveillancenoun

    Close observation of an individual or group; person or persons under suspicion

  2. surveillancenoun

    Continuous monitoring of disease occurrence for example

  3. surveillancenoun

    Systematic observation of places and people by visual, aural, electronic, photographic or other means.

  4. surveillancenoun

    In criminal law, an investigation process by which police gather evidence about crimes, or suspected crime, through continued observation of persons or places.

Wikipedia

  1. Surveillance

    Surveillance is the monitoring of behavior, many activities, or information for the purpose of information gathering, influencing, managing or directing. This can include observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment, such as closed-circuit television (CCTV), or interception of electronically transmitted information like Internet traffic. It can also include simple technical methods, such as human intelligence gathering and postal interception. Surveillance is used by citizens for protecting their neighborhoods. And by governments for intelligence gathering - including espionage, prevention of crime, the protection of a process, person, group or object, or the investigation of crime. It is also used by criminal organizations to plan and commit crimes, and by businesses to gather intelligence on criminals, their competitors, suppliers or customers. Religious organisations charged with detecting heresy and heterodoxy may also carry out surveillance.Auditors carry out a form of surveillance.A byproduct of surveillance is that it can unjustifiably violate people's privacy and is often criticized by civil liberties activists. Liberal democracies may have laws that seek to restrict governmental and private use of surveillance, whereas authoritarian governments seldom have any domestic restrictions. Espionage is by definition covert and typically illegal according to the rules of the observed party, whereas most types of surveillance are overt and are considered legitimate. International espionage seems to be common among all types of countries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surveillancenoun

    oversight; watch; inspection; supervision

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. surveiller to watch over; sur over + veiller to watch, L. vigilare. See Sur-, and Vigil.]

Freebase

  1. Surveillance

    Surveillance is the monitoring of the behavior, activities, or other changing information, usually of people for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting. Surveillance can be the observation of individuals or groups by government organizations but can also relate to disease surveillance, which monitors the progress of a disease in a community while not directly observing individuals. The word surveillance is the French word for "watching over"; "sur" means "from above" and "veiller" means "to watch". The inverse of surveillance is sousveillance. The word surveillance may be applied to observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment, or interception of electronically transmitted information. It may also refer to simple, relatively no- or low-technology methods such as human intelligence agents and postal interception. Surveillance is very useful to governments and law enforcement to maintain social control, recognize and monitor threats, and prevent/investigate criminal activity. With the advent of programs such as the Total Information Awareness program and ADVISE, technologies such as high speed surveillance computers and biometrics software, and laws such as the Communications Assistance For Law Enforcement Act, governments now possess an unprecedented ability to monitor the activities of their subjects.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surveillance

    sur-vel′yans, n. a being vigilant or watchful: inspection.—adj. Surveill′ant. [Fr.,—surveillersur, over—L. super, veiller, to watch—L. vigilāre.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. surveillance

    The systematic observation of aerospace, surface, or subsurface areas, places, persons, or things, by visual, aural, electronic, photographic, or other means. See also air surveillance; satellite and missile surveillance; sea surveillance.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SURVEILLANCE in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SURVEILLANCE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of SURVEILLANCE in a Sentence

  1. Alex Capri:

    Beijing’s Golden Share initiative is about embedding the Chinese Communist Party within the nerve-centers of China’s most important internet-content companies, it’s about achieving pervasive surveillance, censorship and policing capabilities from the inside out.

  2. John Vanek:

    Law enforcement will answer the ad, surveillance is set up, and an undercover officer arrives at the ‘date,’.

  3. Peter Fearnhead:

    Extensive measures to protect these animals include aerial surveillance, daily ranger patrols, and the integration of the most advanced technology to enable live-time tracking, with fewer than 5,500 black rhinos remaining in the wild, translocations to well-protected areas are essential for their long-term survival.

  4. Anthony Romero:

    They spoke about the National Security Agency's (NSA) electronic surveillance, its ramifications for world leaders and impact on the citizens of foreign countries.

  5. United States:

    Everyone will still be able to have all necessary data flows with United States, like sending emails or booking a hotel in United States, some EU businesses may not be able to use United States for outsourcing anymore, because United States surveillance laws requires these companies to disclose data to the National Security Agency( NSA).

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