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Definition of Surveillance

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careful observation of a person or group, supervision
Surveillance Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Oversight; watch; inspection; supervision.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
WordNet 2.0

1. close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
(hypernym) police work, police investigation
(hyponym) electronic surveillance
Surveillance Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
The detection, location, and tracking of aircraft within National Airspace System (NAS) airspace for the purposes of control, separation, and identification. Surveillance systems are electronic in nature; visual methods are purposely excluded. In the case of dependent surveillance, the aircraft provides all flight information. Surveillance systems are differentiated as independent, independent cooperative, and dependent. (FAA8)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
The continual monitoring of a process; a type of periodic assessment or audit conducted to determine whether a process continues to perform to a predetermined standard.
Surveillance Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) The systematic observation of aerospace, surface, or subsurface areas, places, persons, or things, by visual, aural, electronic, photographic, or other means. See also air surveillance; satellite and missile surveillance; sea surveillance.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Surveillance Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Monitoring the activities of others in order to ensure compliant behavior. Modern techniques of surveillance include not only video cameras and microphones but also a whole range of computer surveillance as well.
Surveillance Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
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 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.

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Surveillance Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
European Commission Glossary of Justice and home affairs
Cross-border surveillance of suspects by national police and customs authorities is provided for in the 1967 Naples Convention and 1990 Schengen Convention. (See Police, Customs)
© European Communities, 1995-2004
Surveillance Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
The TCRC Glossary for Testicular Cancer and Other Related Conditons
Surveillance is the practice of omitting adjuvant radiation, surgery, or chemotherapy in favor of closely watching for evidence of relapse. People choosing surveillance agree to a thorough checkup schedule that may include blood testing for tumor markers, chest X-rays, and CT scans.
Glossary of Epidemiology Terms
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
The ongoing and systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data about a disease or health condition. As part of a surveillance system to monitor the HIV epidemic in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)<!-- (see) -->, in collaboration with state and local health departments, other federal agencies, blood collection agencies, and medical research institutions, conducts standardized HIV seroprevalence<!-- (see) --> surveys in designated subgroups of the U.S. population. Collecting blood samples for the purpose of surveillance is called serosurveillance.