Also survey. surveying
verb (used with object), surveilled, surveilling. 1. to place under surveillance. verb (transitive) 1. to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)
[ser-vey-luh ns, -veyl-yuh ns] /sərˈveɪ ləns, -ˈveɪl yəns/ noun 1. a watch kept over a person, group, etc., especially over a suspect, prisoner, or the like: The suspects were under police surveillance. 2. continuous observation of a place, person, group, or ongoing activity in order to gather information: video cameras used for covert surveillance. See […]
- Surveillance society
noun 1. a society where surveillance technology is widely used to monitor people’s everyday activities
adjective 1. exercising surveillance. noun 2. a person who exercises surveillance.