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Surveillance Definition in Context with Images

Surveillance definition in context with images and synonyms from the book, Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student. Learn the word, surveillance, in short real sentences with parts of speech and improve your reading comprehension as well.

/səˈveɪ.ləns/ (noun)

Surveillance definition

careful and continuous observation of a person or place usually due to being suspected of committing a crime, close watch, scrutiny, inspection, monitoring, vigilance, investigation, supervision, shadowing


Between March 7 and 10, defender Johana Ocón, of the Xochilt Acatl Women’s Association in Malpaisillo, was the target of besiegement and threats made by police agents, including the Chief of Police of the city of León, who threatened her directly.

During those days, heavily armed agents of the anti-riot police conducted operations of surveillance and besiegement of her home, thereby affecting the defender’s rights to freedom of movement and work.

This happened during the commemoration of International Women’s Day on and around March 8, when Johana Ocón was in charge of coordinating several different community activities with women in the Association.

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Parts of speech

Noun: surveillant

Adjective: surveillant

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