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surveillance

noun [U] uk   /səˈveɪ.ləns/  us   /sɚ-/
the careful watching of a person or place, especially by the police or army, because of a crime that has happened or is expected: The police have kept the nightclub under surveillance because of suspected illegal drug activity. More banks are now installing surveillance cameras.
Translations of “surveillance”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指員警或軍隊的)監視,盯梢…
in Russian надзор, наблюдение…
in Turkish gözetleme, keşif, gözetim…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指警察或军队的)监视,盯梢…
in Polish obserwacja…
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