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sur·veil·lance

 (sər-vā′ləns)
n.
1. Close observation of a person or group, especially one under suspicion.
2. The act of observing or the condition of being observed.

surveillance

(sɜːˈveɪləns)
n
(Law) close observation or supervision maintained over a person, group, etc, esp one in custody or under suspicion
[C19: from French, from surveiller to watch over, from sur-1 + veiller to keep watch (from Latin vigilāre; see vigil)]
surˈveillant adj, n

sur•veil•lance

(sərˈveɪ ləns, -ˈveɪl yəns)

n.
1. a watch kept over someone or something, esp. over a suspect, prisoner, etc.: under police surveillance.
2. supervision or superintendence.
[1790–1800; < French, =surveill(er) to watch over (sur- sur-1 + veiller < Latin vigilāre to watch]

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surveillance - close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)surveillance - close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
police investigation, police work - the investigation of criminal activities
electronic surveillance - surveillance by electronic means (e.g. television)
vigil, watch - a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
stakeout - surveillance of some place or some person by the police (as in anticipation of a crime)
surveillance of disease - the ongoing systematic collection and analysis of data about an infectious disease that can lead to action being taken to control or prevent the disease

surveillance

noun observation, watch, scrutiny, supervision, control, care, direction, inspection, vigilance, superintendence He was arrested after being kept under constant surveillance.
Quotations
"Big Brother is watching you" [George Orwell 1984]

surveillance

noun
The act of carefully watching:
Idiom: watch and ward.
Translations

surveillance

[sɜːˈveɪləns] N to be under surveillanceestar vigilado, estar bajo vigilancia
to keep sb under surveillancevigilar a algn, tener vigilado a algn

surveillance

[sərˈveɪləns]
nsurveillance f
to be under surveillance → être sous surveillance
to put sb under surveillance → mettre qn sous surveillance
modif [aircraft, flight, camera, equipment, operation, team] → de surveillance

surveillance

nÜberwachung f, → Observation f (form); to be under surveillanceüberwacht or observiert (form)werden; to keep somebody under surveillancejdn überwachen or observieren (form)

surveillance

[sɜːˈveɪləns] nsorveglianza
under surveillance → sotto sorveglianza

sur·veil·lance

n. vigilancia.

surveillance

n vigilancia
References in classic literature ?
But wherefore it was that after having repeatedly smelt the sea as a merchant sailor, I should now take it into my head to go on a whaling voyage; this the invisible police officer of the Fates, who has the constant surveillance of me, and secretly dogs me, and influences me in some unaccountable way --he can better answer than any one else.
Meantime, Mazarin redoubled his surveillance over the duke.
Du reste," said she, "the surveillance will be strictly attended to.
Then, when the white summits were all sad and corpse-like, I had to push homeward, for I was under careful surveillance, and was allowed no late wanderings.
As I passed along the corridors between the banquet hall and the apartments that had been allotted me, I had a sudden feeling that I was under surveillance, and, turning quickly in my tracks, caught a glimpse of a figure which darted into an open doorway the instant I wheeled about.
Miller being apparently constantly of the opinion that discretion is the better part of surveillance.
All these were Government spies, then, and every spy was under surveillance himself--men spoke in whispers in Venice, and no man trusted his neighbor--not always his own brother.
My task of instruction and surveillance, instead of becoming easier as my charges and I got better accustomed to each other, became more arduous as their characters unfolded.
I think they are here," replied Tarzan, "to prevent us from going some place that they do not wish us to go; in other words we are under surveillance, and possibly as long as we don't go where we are not wanted we shall not be bothered.
He let his glance rest only casually upon Gernois after he had spoken, for he did not wish the man to know that he was under suspicion, or surveillance, no matter what he might think.
Rosa nearly swooned, for Cornelius was designated as a dangerous prisoner, and recommended by the Prince to the especial surveillance of the jailer.
It was necessary for us to keep an eye on friend as well as foe, and this group of madmen was not too unimportant to escape our surveillance.