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Survey vs. Surveillance

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Surveynoun

The act of surveying; a general view.

Surveillancenoun

Close observation of an individual or group; person or persons under suspicion.

Surveynoun

A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of a particular group of items, in order to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality.

‘A survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.’;

Surveillancenoun

Continuous monitoring of disease occurrence for example.

Surveynoun

The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of any part of the Earth's surface.

Surveillancenoun

Systematic observation of places and people by visual, aural, electronic, photographic or other means.

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Surveynoun

A measured plan and description of any portion of country.

‘The owners of the adjoining plots had conflicting surveys.’;

Surveillancenoun

(legal) In criminal law, an investigation process by which police gather evidence about crimes, or suspected crime, through continued observation of persons or places.

Surveynoun

An examination of the opinions of a group of people.

‘The local council conducted a survey of its residents to help it decide whether to go ahead with the roadside waste collection service.’;

Surveillancenoun

Oversight; watch; inspection; supervision.

‘That sort of surveillance of which . . . the young have accused the old.’;

Surveynoun

A questionnaire or similar instrument used for examining the opinions of a group of people.

‘I just filled out that survey on roadside waste pick-up.’;

Surveillancenoun

close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)

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Surveynoun

(historical) An auction at which a farm is let for three lives.

Surveillance

Surveillance is the monitoring of behavior, many activities, or information for the purpose of information gathering, influencing, managing or directing. This can include observation from a distance by means of electronic equipment, such as closed-circuit television (CCTV), or interception of electronically transmitted information like Internet traffic.

Surveynoun

(US) A district for the collection of customs under a particular officer.

Surveyverb

To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook

‘He stood on a hill, and surveyed the surrounding country.’;

Surveyverb

To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.

Surveyverb

To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of

‘It was his job to survey buildings in order to determine their value and risks.’;

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Surveyverb

To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry

‘to survey land or a coast’;

Surveyverb

To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.

Surveyverb

To investigate the opinions, experiences, etc., of people by asking them questions; to conduct a survey; to administer a questionnaire.

Surveyverb

To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.

‘Round he surveys and well might, where he stood,So high above.’;

Surveyverb

To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.

‘With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round.’;

Surveyverb

To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.

Surveyverb

To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurments, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast.

Surveyverb

To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.

Surveynoun

The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.

‘Under his proud survey the city lies.’;

Surveynoun

A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.

Surveynoun

The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured plan and description of any portion of country, or of a road or line through it.

Surveynoun

a detailed critical inspection

Surveynoun

short descriptive summary (of events)

Surveynoun

the act of looking or seeing or observing;

‘he tried to get a better view of it’; ‘his survey of the battlefield was limited’;

Surveyverb

consider in a comprehensive way;

‘He appraised the situation carefully before acting’;

Surveyverb

look over in a comprehensively, inspect;

‘He surveyed his new classmates’;

Surveyverb

keep under surveillance;

‘The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing’;

Surveyverb

hold a review (of troops)

Surveyverb

make a survey of; for statistical purposes

Surveyverb

plot a map of (land)

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