What does vigilance mean?

Definitions for vigilance
ˈvɪdʒ ə lənsvig·i·lance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. watchfulness, wakefulness, vigilance, alertnessnoun

    the process of paying close and continuous attention

    "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"

  2. watchfulness, vigilance, weather eyenoun

    vigilant attentiveness

    "he keeps a weather eye open for trouble"

Wiktionary

  1. vigilancenoun

    Alert watchfulness.

  2. vigilancenoun

    Close and continuous attention.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vigilancenoun

    the quality or state of being vigilant; forbearance of sleep; wakefulness

    Etymology: [L. vigilantia: cf. F. vigilance.]

  2. Vigilancenoun

    watchfulness in respect of danger; care; caution; circumspection

    Etymology: [L. vigilantia: cf. F. vigilance.]

  3. Vigilancenoun

    guard; watch

    Etymology: [L. vigilantia: cf. F. vigilance.]

Freebase

  1. 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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vigilance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vigilance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of vigilance in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Chan:

    However a high level of vigilance and response capacity must be maintained to ensure the ability of the countries to prevent Ebola infections and to rapidly detect and respond to flare-ups in the future.

  2. Asra Nomani:

    Virginia Department of Education officials are treating parents as if we are fools, it’s only because of the vigilance of Virginia parents that the Department of Education realizes that its plans to gut math in the state in the name of ‘equity’ is a national embarrassment.

  3. Kevin McCarthy:

    We need to develop the tools, and we need to reinforce our vigilance for looking for these things and following them … so we can begin to predict what's going on.

  4. Clay Corn:

    They have n’t gotten the message to us yet, i think mutual cooperation between our agencies would certainly benefit both of us since we are the agency that would be holding these prisoners. Communication appears more organized in Texas and Arizona, where getting the word out to sheriffs appeared to have worked. According to a spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, jurisdictions received a letter from Texas Commission on Jail Standards on Nov. 25, 2014 stating The Priority Enforcement Program was replacing the Secure Communities Program. At the Pima County Adult Detention Complex in Tucson, Ariz., officials there say while communication with ICE has been fluid in recent years, the alleged murder in July of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier by a criminal illegal alien who had been deported five previous times has heightened their vigilance in making the system work.

  5. Yves Naffrechoux:

    Since they don't know the mountains, you need to provide them with equipment, you need to hold them with rope, give them crampons so they can work well and as precisely as possible, so that no evidence, no body part could escape their vigilance.

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