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"surveillance" in British English

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surveillancenoun [U]

uk   /səˈveɪ.ləns/  us   /sɚ-/
the ​carefulwatching 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 ​suspectedillegaldrugactivity. More ​banks are now ​installing surveillance cameras.
(Definition of surveillance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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surveillancenoun [U]

 us   /sərˈveɪ·ləns/
the ​act of ​watching a ​person or a ​place, esp. a ​personbelieved to be ​involved with ​criminalactivity or a ​place where ​criminalsgather: The ​parking lot is ​kept under ​video surveillance.
(Definition of surveillance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “surveillance”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指警察或军队的)监视,盯梢…
in Turkish gözetleme, keşif, gözetim…
in Russian надзор, наблюдение…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指員警或軍隊的)監視,盯梢…
in Polish obserwacja…
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