Definition of 'surveillance'
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Police had begun surveillance to try to bring him to justice. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were nailed after a huge police surveillance probe. The Sun (2011)The vehicle was said to be fitted with advanced surveillance equipment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are no maritime surveillance aircraft to police the area either. The Sun (2016)Then she found underwear missing from her washing line and police put surveillance cameras on her house. The Sun (2007) Suspicion and surveillance of this sort are not limited to stores. On the Edge: A History of Poor Black Children and Their American Dreams (1993)They were placed under close surveillance and a form of house arrest. The Sun (2013)They were nicked after a huge surveillance operation. The Sun (2010)MI5 and cops had been keeping him under surveillance. The Sun (2016)Now they ask public opinion to protect them from electronic surveillance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They were kept under surveillance by police and filmed there. The Sun (2016)She and her fellow university students face tougher restrictions and closer surveillance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The route they took to the kennels suggests an extensive surveillance operation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He was serving a prison sentence at home while wearing an electronic surveillance bracelet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They include a small number of special forces troops who have been conducting covert surveillance and calling in air strikes. The Sun (2014)This is not an expensive correction to make when weighed against the cost of more surveillance equipment in public places. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It seems likely that we are the last people to remember a time before continuous surveillance and other breaches of privacy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An aircraft surveillance team spotted a nearby shark and alerted a boat equipped with shark hunting gear to track the predator. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The rest of us are under constant 24-hour surveillance. The Sun (2008) Police mounted surveillance after 20,000 was handed over. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If they want to issue fines, they will spend money on surveillance cameras. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It seems to me rather insulting to them to suggest that they need constant surveillance to do their jobs like decent human beings. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Surveillance operations keep us safe, not engagement with groups who are not interested in helping us. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Judging by the exhibition, it is in the field of covert surveillance that science has made its major contribution. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Our house was under continuous surveillance, with security police cars parked on the road outside 24 hours a day. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'surveillance'
British English: surveillance NOUN
Surveillance is the careful watching of someone, especially by an organization such as the police or the army.
He was arrested after being kept under constant surveillance.
Definition of surveillance from the Collins English Dictionary
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