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Meaning of SURVEILLANCE

Pronunciation:  sur'veyluns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  close observation of a person or group
 

SURVEILLANCE is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: electronic surveillance, investigating, investigation, stakeout, vigil, watch

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sur*veil"lance\, n. [F., fr. surveiller to watch
over; sur over + veiller to watch, L. vigilare. See {Sur-},
and {Vigil}.]
Oversight; watch; inspection; supervision.

      That sort of surveillance of which . . . the young have
      accused the old.                         --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

 

 

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