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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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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]
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surveillance

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

surveillance

[sɜːˈveɪləns] N to be under surveillanceestar vigilado, estar bajo vigilancia
to keep sb under surveillancevigilar a algn, tener vigilado a algn
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

surveillance

nÜberwachung f, → Observation f (form); to be under surveillanceüberwacht or observiert (form)werden; to keep somebody under surveillancejdn überwachen or observieren (form)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

surveillance

[sɜːˈveɪləns] nsorveglianza
under surveillance → sotto sorveglianza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sur·veil·lance

n. vigilancia.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

surveillance

n vigilancia
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The layout was as much about trapping sound in as it was about keeping electronic eavesdropping out.
The contract also stated that if Bezos or de Becker "were ever in our lives to state, suggest or allude to" anything contrary to what AMI wanted said about electronic eavesdropping and hacking, then they could publish the embarrassing photos."
The security consultant announced that the AMI had previously demanded that he say his probe had concluded that the publisher had not relied upon "any form of electronic eavesdropping or hacking in their newsgathering process", which he and Bezos refused to do.
US President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting outside the NSA headquarters, a secretive spy agency responsible for global electronic eavesdropping, the White House said.
And operations are under way across the country to monitor hundreds of individuals with electronic eavesdropping. In the past, possible targets in London, Bir-mingham and Manchester have had undercover units posing as tramps with sniffer dogs as "pets".
The new anti-terrorism law, effective from Wednesday, gives police extended powers to search properties, conduct electronic eavesdropping and shut mosques or other locations suspected of preaching hatred.
Secusmart GmbH a subsidiary of BlackBerry (BlackBerry NASDAQ: BBRY, TSX: BB), is one of the world's leading experts in the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions for protecting businesses and public authorities from electronic eavesdropping. Using its SecuSUITE for Enterprise security solution, the Dusseldorf- based company enables businesses to make secure mobile calls and send encrypted text messages regardless of the platform and device being used.
A new national cyber unit is to be established at GCHQ, the country's electronic eavesdropping centre in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
The only solution to mass electronic eavesdropping, according to Russell, is encryption which "protects the privacy rights we have won from the state over the centuries and erodes the ability of states and large corporations to practice social control through surveillance and eavesdropping." But it is only effective if "everything that transits on the internet or over the phone is encrypted end-to-end, all the time."
The risk of electronic eavesdropping further complicates health-care providers' responsibility to protect patient privacy.
THE new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being "in denial" of the role their networks play in terrorism and demanded they open themselves up more to intelligence services.

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