Crossword clues for surveillance
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Surveillance \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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1802, from French surveillance "oversight, supervision, a watch," noun of action from surveiller "oversee, watch" (17c.), from sur- "over" (see sur- (1)) + veiller "to watch," from Latin vigilare, from vigil "watchful" (see vigil). Seemingly a word that came to English from the Terror in France ("surveillance committees" were formed in every French municipality in March 1793 by order of the Convention to monitor the actions and movements of suspect persons, outsiders, and dissidents).
n. 1 close observation of an individual or group; person or persons under suspicion. 2 continuous monitoring of disease occurrence for example. 3 (context military espionage English) systematic observation of places and people by visual, aural, electronic, photographic or other means.
n. close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
Surveillance ( or ) is the monitoring of the behavior, activities, or other changing information, usually of people for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting them. This can include observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment (such as CCTV cameras), or interception of electronically transmitted information (such as Internet traffic or phone calls); and it can include simple, relatively no- or low-technology methods such as human intelligence agents and postal interception. The word surveillance comes from a French phrase for "watching over" ("sur" means "from above" and "veiller" means "to watch"), and is in contrast to more recent developments such as sousveillance.
Surveillance is used by governments for intelligence gathering, the prevention of crime, the protection of a process, person, group or object, or for the investigation of crime. It is also used by criminal organizations to plan and commit crimes such as robbery and kidnapping, by businesses to gather intelligence, and by private investigators.
Surveillance is often a violation of privacy, and is opposed by various civil liberties groups and activists. Liberal democracies have laws which restrict domestic government and private use of surveillance, usually limiting it to circumstances where public safety is at risk. Authoritarian government seldom have any domestic restrictions; and international espionage is common among all types of countries.
Surveillance is the ninth studio album by Canadian hard rock band Triumph, released July 27, 1987 (see 1987 in music). The album was recorded at Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. This is the last Triumph album to feature Rik Emmett until his return to the band in 2008.
Surveillance is the monitoring of people's actions.
Surveillance may also refer to:
Surveillance is a 2008 American independent thriller film co-written and directed by Jennifer Lynch and starring Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Michael Ironside and French Stewart. The story is set in the Nebraska plains of United States. The film premiered "out of competition" and appeared in a midnight slot at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Surveillance is Lynch's second feature film, following a fifteen-year break after Boxing Helena.
Surveillance is a novel by Jonathan Raban.
Surveillance is the third album by FM, a progressive rock group from Toronto, Canada, released on Passport Records in summer 1979, the first to be "widely issued." It has been re-released for the first time in CD format on Esoteric Records in March 2013.
Surveillance is a 2006 film directed by Fritz Kiersch. It stars Armand Assante and Nick Cornish.
Surveillance is a 1997 Chinese comedy film directed by Huang Jianxin. It was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival.
Usage examples of "surveillance".
Peeling clear of the wood, curling tighter and tighter, and finally crumbling into small bits with what must have been malignly silent suddenness, the portrait of Joseph Curwen had resigned forever its staring surveillance of the youth it so strangely resembled, and now lay scattered on the floor as a thin coating of fine blue-grey dust.
Hawk out of Minot located the camp and kept the area under IR and SSR surveillance until we could hoof it up here.
We have grown accustomed to the constant overwatch of surveillance cameras, in banks, in shopping malls, and convienience stores, in government buildings, office buildings and apartment buildings and airports, on highways, at intersections and in parking lots.
Many years before, he had been assigned to a full month of electronic surveillance and it had left him slightly paranoic on the subject.
She picked up the holobinoculars and replayed the surveillance scan Peart had just completed.
He and Peart had taken over one of the geosurvey labs and reconfigured it into a sophisticated planetary surveillance center.
New Republic, but in the process, they had hopped forward in time by four thousand years, zigzagging between the two planetless components of the binary system in an attempt to outrun any long-term surveillance that the Festival might have placed on them.
All but twenty-eight magazines were placed on postpublication surveillance status by December 1947, with the exceptions remaining subject to prepublication approval until October 1949.
After that, human surveillance of Ghost quagma projects was stepped up.
My misgivings were instantly aroused and I placed Ramus Ymph under close surveillance.
Despite the isolation and remoteness of the base, he said, the ocean surveillance compound was also closely guarded by a detachment of U.
Her satphone provider was based in Houston and subject to the surveillance provisions of the Emergency Immigration Act.
He had promised to be careful, to run no risks of letting Shipton know he was under surveillance.
With stepped-up surveillance, this effectively locked them in, along with all shishi and other antagonists throughout the capital.
Russo had set the showdown in motion by meeting with San Filippo, Slattery had picked up the telephone and pulled the twenty-four-hour surveillance off the gas station.