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sərˈveɪ ləns, -ˈveɪl yənssurveil·lance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surveillance(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. surveillance(Noun)

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

  2. surveillance(Noun)

    Continuous monitoring of disease occurrence for example

  3. surveillance(Noun)

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

  4. surveillance(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surveillance(noun)

    oversight; watch; inspection; supervision

    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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  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. Robert Redfield:

    It's not going to be one size fits all. It's going to be using the data that we have from surveillance to really understand where it is the most important places for us to begin to reopen.

  2. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald:

    Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at a news conference in October. FLASHBACK : James Closs FAMILY, COMMUNITY HOLD OUT HOPE 2 MONTHS AFTER TEENS DISAPPEARANCE Emergencylogsreleased days laterappeared to indicate that the cell phone of James Closs mother, 46-year-old Denise Closs, placed the call and that James Closs, 56-year-old James Closs, answered the door and was the first to be fatally shot. No one talked on that call and we dont know who made it. We heard voices but we cant make out what was said, we do believe James Closs was home at the time the call was made. Detectives pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and conducted numerous searches in the effort to find the girl. James Closs, 13, vanished on Oct. 15 after her parents were fatally shot at their home in Barron County, located about 80 miles northeast of Minneapolis. ( Courtesy of Barron County Sheriff's Department via AP, File) Roughly two weeks after she disappeared, a man identified as Kyle Jaenke-Annis, 32, was arrested for allegedly burglarizing the James Closs home. He was reportedly found with two girls tank tops, underwear, and a dress. However, Barron County officials cleared him of any involvement in the teens disappearance. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The sheriff previously said his office was receiving around 25 tips per day regarding James Closs disappearance. Hed been confident that James Closs was alive somewhere.

  3. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    The Tornado squadrons have proved their worth in the air campaign because of the precision weapons they have and because of the reconnaissance and surveillance that they carry out when they're not striking, the Americans and other allies have particularly valued the contribution of the Tornado and that's why we are continuing the Tornado squadron for another year.

  4. Kathryn Trotter:

    Imagine trying to find a mate when Lisa Kenney have disfigurement, or scars, or even infertility, survivor clinics help them not only find some support and information about effects, but they may not know about correct surveillance or screening tests that are recommended, or risk for other cancers due to treatment effects.

  5. Abdul Moqim Abdulrahimzai:

    These remote outposts did not contribute to security and were setting ducks, a soft target for the Taliban to pick on them, ...Those areas will not be abandoned but will remain under our close surveillance and we will respond to security threats when needed.

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