vigilance


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vig·i·lance

 (vĭj′ə-ləns)
n.
Alert watchfulness.

vigilance

(ˈvɪdʒɪləns)
n
1. the fact, quality, or condition of being vigilant
2. (Pathology) the abnormal state or condition of being unable to sleep

vig•i•lance

(ˈvɪdʒ ə ləns)

n.
the state or quality of being vigilant; watchfulness.
[1560–70; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vigilance - the process of paying close and continuous attentionvigilance - the process of paying close and continuous attention; "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"
attention - the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
jealousy - zealous vigilance; "cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard
2.vigilance - vigilant attentivenessvigilance - vigilant attentiveness; "he keeps a weather eye open for trouble"
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention

vigilance

noun watchfulness, alertness, caution, observance, circumspection, attentiveness, carefulness Drugs are a problem that requires constant vigilance.

vigilance

noun
1. The act of carefully watching:
Idiom: watch and ward.
2. The condition of being alert:
Translations
يَقْظَه، حَذَر
vigilància
bdělostostražitost
vagtsomhed
tarkkaavaisuusvalppaus
árvekni
vigilantia
modrība
waaksheidwaakzaamheid
vigilenţă
bedlivosť
tetikte olmauyanıklık

vigilance

[ˈvɪdʒɪləns]
A. Nvigilancia f
to escape sb's vigilanceburlar la vigilancia de algn
to relax one's vigilancedisminuir la vigilancia, bajar la guardia
B. CPD vigilance committee N (US) → comité m de autodefensa

vigilance

[ˈvɪdʒɪləns] nvigilance fvigilance committee ncomité m d'autodéfense

vigilance

nWachsamkeit f; no move escaped their vigilancekeine Bewegung entging ihrem wachsamen Auge

vigilance

[ˈvɪdʒɪlns] nvigilanza

vigilance

(ˈvidʒiləns) noun
watchfulness or readiness for danger. He watched her with the vigilance of a hawk.
ˈvigilant adjective

vig·i·lance

n. vigilancia, estado alerta o de atención.
References in classic literature ?
A Wolf found great difficulty in getting at the sheep owing to the vigilance of the shepherd and his dogs.
This fresh guard was commanded by the aid-de-camp Digby, who, on their way, fixed upon Athos looks so little encouraging, that the Frenchman asked himself whence arose, with regard to him, this vigilance and this severity, when the evening before he had been left perfectly free.
Though the long period of a Southern whaling voyage (by far the longest of all voyages now or ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
It hung at a moderate elevation above Hyde Park Corner with an air of punctual and benign vigilance.
Here there are robbers, here vigilance committees, and here guerilla bands ruling patches of exhausted territory, strange federations and brotherhoods form and dissolve, and religious fanaticisms begotten of despair gleam in famine-bright eyes.
If the enemy's troops march up angrily and remain facing ours for a long time without either joining battle or taking themselves off again, the situation is one that demands great vigilance and circumspection.
It is kept vigorously upon the stretch of excessive vigilance.
But how strange it was that the creative instinct should seize upon this dull stockbroker, to his own ruin, perhaps, and to the misfortune of such as were dependent on him; and yet no stranger than the way in which the spirit of God has seized men, powerful and rich, pursuing them with stubborn vigilance till at last, conquered, they have abandoned the joy of the world and the love of women for the painful austerities of the cloister.
But his aim was interrupted by the vigilance of his enemies, whose rifles instantaneously bore on any part of his person that was left exposed.
These signs, therefore, of a band of marauders on the prowl, called for some degree of vigilance on the part of the travellers.
An ordinary degree of vigilance would be competent to the prevention of any material infractions upon the rights of the revenue.
The night passed without accident, but in such profound obscurity, that it was necessary to use redoubled vigilance.