Surveys vs Surveillance - What's the difference?

surveys | surveillance |


As nouns the difference between surveys and surveillance

is that surveys is while surveillance is close observation of an individual or group; person or persons under suspicion.

As a verb surveys

is (survey).

surveys

English

Noun

(head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (survey)
  • surveillance

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Close observation of an individual or group; person or persons under suspicion.
  • Continuous monitoring of disease occurrence for example.
  • (military, espionage) Systematic observation of places and people by visual, aural, electronic, photographic or other means.
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  • , author=Simon Jenkins, authorlink=Simon Jenkins , title=We mustn't overreact to North Korea boys' toys , volume=188, issue=2, page=23 , date=2012-12-21 , magazine= citation , passage=The threat of terrorism to the British lies in the overreaction to it of British governments. Each one in turn clicks up the ratchet of surveillance , intrusion and security. Each one diminishes liberty.}}
  • (legal) In criminal law, an investigation process by which police gather evidence about crimes, or suspected crime, through continued observation of persons or places.
  • Derived terms

    * uberveillance

    See also

    * wiretapping * shadowing * tailing * lookout (act) * sousveillance English words not following the I before E except after C rule ----