surveillance

1. The collection, collation, analysis, and dissemination of data; a type of observational study that involves continuous monitoring of disease occurrence within a population. 2. Ongoing scrutiny, generally using methods distinguished by practicability, uniformity, or rapidity, rather than complete accuracy. [Fr. surveiller, to watch over, fr. L. super- + vigilo, to watch]
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sur·veil·lance sər-'vā-lən(t)salso -'vāl-yən(t)sor -'vā-ən(t)s n close and continuous observation or testing <serological \surveillance> see IMMUNOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE

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sur·veil·lance (sər-vālґəns) 1. watching or monitoring. 2. a procedure used instead of quarantine to control the spread of infectious disease, involving close supervision during the incubation period of possible contacts of individuals exposed to an infectious disease.

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  • surveillance — [ syrvɛjɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1663; de surveiller 1 ♦ Le fait de surveiller; ensemble des actes par lesquels on exerce un contrôle suivi. ⇒ 1. garde, inspection, vigilance. Déjouer, tromper la surveillance des hommes de garde. Surveillance attentive.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Surveillance) — Surveillance La surveillance est la fonction d’observer les activités de personnes ou groupes. Dans le domaine purement technique, on parle aussi de supervision ou de monitoring. La surveillance peut être secrète ou évidente. Celle ci a toujours… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • surveillance — I noun care, charge, circumspection, examination, guard, heed, inspection, lookout, observation, oversight, protection, scrutiny, stewardship, superintendence, supervision, vigil, vigilance, watch, watchfulness II index bondage, contemplation,… …   Law dictionary

  • Surveillance — set of activities, except reassessment, to monitor the continued fulfillment by accredited conformity assessment bodies of requirements for accreditation (p. 3.18 ISO/ IEC 17011:2004). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • Surveillance — «Surveillance» Сингл Deluhi Выпущен 26 марта Жанры Альтернативный метал металкор Лейбл BRAVEMAN RECORDS …   Википедия

  • Surveillance — Sur*veil lance, n. [F., fr. surveiller to watch over; sur over + veiller to watch, L. vigilare. See {Sur }, and {Vigil}.] Oversight; watch; inspection; supervision. [1913 Webster] That sort of surveillance of which . . . the young have accused… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surveillance — 1802, from Fr. surveillance oversight, supervision, a watch, noun of action from surveiller oversee, watch, from sur over + veiller to watch, from L. vigilare, from vigil watchful (see VIGIL (Cf. vigil)). Seemingly a word of the Terror in France …   Etymology dictionary

  • Surveillance — (fr., spr. Sürwelliangs), Wachsamkeit, Aufsicht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Surveillance — (sürweljangß), frz., Aufsicht, Wachsamkeit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • surveillance — *oversight, supervision Analogous words: inspection, scrutiny, examination (see under SCRUTINIZE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • surveillance — is pronounced sǝ vay lǝns, with the ll articulated …   Modern English usage

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