Definition of surveillance in English:

surveillance

Line breaks: sur|veil¦lance
Pronunciation: /səˈveɪl(ə)ns
 
, -ˈveɪəns/

noun

[mass noun]

Origin

early 19th century: from French, from sur- 'over' + veiller 'watch' (from Latin vigilare 'keep watch').

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