surveillance


surveillance
sur|veil|lance [səˈveıləns US sər-] n [U]
[Date: 1800-1900; : French; Origin: surveiller 'to watch over', from sur- ( SURCHARGE) + veiller 'to watch' (from Latin vigil; VIGIL)]
1.) when the police, army, etc watch a person or place carefully because they may be connected with criminal activities
surveillance of
24-hour surveillance of the building
under surveillance
They were under constant close surveillance day and night.
The suspects were kept under surveillance .
electronic surveillance equipment
2.) when one country watches the military activities of another country to see what they are planning to do
a surveillance mission
surveillance aircraft
3.) when doctors, health departments etc watch an ill person or watch the development of a disease in a population
under surveillance
Diane was placed under psychiatric surveillance.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • surveillance — [ syrvɛjɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1663; de surveiller 1 ♦ Le fait de surveiller; ensemble des actes par lesquels on exerce un contrôle suivi. ⇒ 1. garde, inspection, vigilance. Déjouer, tromper la surveillance des hommes de garde. Surveillance attentive.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Surveillance) — Surveillance La surveillance est la fonction d’observer les activités de personnes ou groupes. Dans le domaine purement technique, on parle aussi de supervision ou de monitoring. La surveillance peut être secrète ou évidente. Celle ci a toujours… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • surveillance — I noun care, charge, circumspection, examination, guard, heed, inspection, lookout, observation, oversight, protection, scrutiny, stewardship, superintendence, supervision, vigil, vigilance, watch, watchfulness II index bondage, contemplation,… …   Law dictionary

  • Surveillance — set of activities, except reassessment, to monitor the continued fulfillment by accredited conformity assessment bodies of requirements for accreditation (p. 3.18 ISO/ IEC 17011:2004). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • Surveillance — «Surveillance» Сингл Deluhi Выпущен 26 марта Жанры Альтернативный метал металкор Лейбл BRAVEMAN RECORDS …   Википедия

  • Surveillance — Sur*veil lance, n. [F., fr. surveiller to watch over; sur over + veiller to watch, L. vigilare. See {Sur }, and {Vigil}.] Oversight; watch; inspection; supervision. [1913 Webster] That sort of surveillance of which . . . the young have accused… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surveillance — 1802, from Fr. surveillance oversight, supervision, a watch, noun of action from surveiller oversee, watch, from sur over + veiller to watch, from L. vigilare, from vigil watchful (see VIGIL (Cf. vigil)). Seemingly a word of the Terror in France …   Etymology dictionary

  • Surveillance — (fr., spr. Sürwelliangs), Wachsamkeit, Aufsicht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Surveillance — (sürweljangß), frz., Aufsicht, Wachsamkeit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • surveillance — *oversight, supervision Analogous words: inspection, scrutiny, examination (see under SCRUTINIZE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • surveillance — is pronounced sǝ vay lǝns, with the ll articulated …   Modern English usage


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