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noun [uncountable] surveillance pronunciation in American English /sərˈveɪləns/
  1. the process of carefully watching a person or place that may be involved in a criminal activity
    under surveillance:

    The police kept both men under surveillance for several months.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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