Surveillance



[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 also electronic surveillance.
3.
attentive observation, as to oversee and direct someone or something:
increased surveillance of patients with chronic liver disease.
surveillance
/sɜːˈveɪləns/
noun
1.
close observation or supervision maintained over a person, group, etc, esp one in custody or under suspicion

surveillance sur·veil·lance (sər-vā’ləns)
n.

Close observation of a person or group, especially one under suspicion.

The act of observing or the condition of being observed.

The collection, collation, analysis, and dissemination of data.

A type of observational study that involves continuous monitoring of disease occurrence within a population.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Surveillance society

    noun 1. a society where surveillance technology is widely used to monitor people’s everyday activities

  • Surveillant

    adjective 1. exercising surveillance. noun 2. a person who exercises surveillance.



  • Surveilled

    verb (used with object), surveilled, surveilling. 1. to place under surveillance. verb (transitive) 1. to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)

  • Surveilling

    verb (used with object), surveilled, surveilling. 1. to place under surveillance. verb (transitive) 1. to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)



Disclaimer: Surveillance definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.