Surveillant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Surveillant One who watches over another; an overseer; a spy; a supervisor.
    • a Surveillant Overseeing; watchful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: STASI, the East German secret police organization, devised a devilishly clever way to prevent someone from giving them the slip during the Cold War: they managed to synthesize the scent of a female dog in heat, which they applied to the shoes of the person under surveillance. Then they simply had a male dog follow the scent.
    • surveillant Keeping watch over another or others; overseeing; observant; watchful.
    • n surveillant One who keeps watch over another; a supervisor or overseer; also, a spy.
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Quotations

  • William O. Douglas
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    “We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. surveiller, to watch over. See Surveillance

Usage

In literature:

To a high-spirited girl, used to the greatest freedom, the constant surveillance was unbearable.
"The Pleasant Street Partnership" by Mary F. Leonard
They were kept under strict surveillance by the Police.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
I'm giving my men some, but under surveillance.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
He hired private detectives, and Frank was continually under secret surveillance.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
They formed themselves into various trades or guilds, each under the surveillance of a master.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
All unconscious of surveillance, the suspect was out of the door, on the pavement, when they closed on him.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
The princess was still at Woodstock, where she had remained for a year, under the harsh surveillance of Sir Henry Bedingfield.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
It is rarely safe in a large public library to admit readers to the shelves, without the company or the surveillance of an attendant.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Glancing quickly about to observe whether the two were under surveillance, he drew from his pocket several small objects.
"Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal" by G. Harvey Ralphson
The fact, however, that such an opening presented itself was proof that it was under close surveillance.
"The Phantom of the River" by Edward S. Ellis
For several successive days is this surveillance maintained, and still nothing seems to come of it.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
All were under surveillance, several under charges, but where was Case?
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
Instead of allowing you to sail, if you told this story, they would put you under surveillance.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Meanwhile, the Fiend still lives, but is kept under strict surveillance.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
But Judithe was conscious that she was under a kindly surveillance, and suspected that Dumaresque, also, was given extra attention.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
STUCLEY, Sir Lewis, Vice-Admiral of Devon, accepted a surveillance over his kinsman, Sir Walter Rawleigh, iii.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
His was a charming surveillance.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
Let us go at once, that you may the speedier be relieved of surveillance.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Nat Brown was their surveillance agent.
"The Double Spy" by Dan T. Moore
Dore Peretz was interrogated for weeks, threatened repeatedly, then placed under close surveillance.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Surveillance Shows Flu Virus Circulating in Iowa.
D-Link's Cloud Camera 5000 Offers 24/7 Surveillance with Pan and Tilt.
Video surveillance software now available on company's Unified Computing System .
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A surveillance video shows two women walking into the Cobb Pawn shop in Marietta, Georgia, only they weren't women, they were men dressed as women.
A video surveillance system that a drug dealer had in his own UK home partly led to his downfall according to the Daily Mail.
Officials released surveillance video of officers dragging the man face down across the floor.
Appeals Court to Weigh NSA Dragnet Surveillance.
Feds Say 'Dragnet' Surveillance Lawsuit Threatens Security.
A surveillance image shows a man suspected of taking photos underneath the door of a changing room late last month.
District police are searching for man who was captured on surveillance video robbing a clerk at a dry cleaning store in Northwest Washington late last month.
Putin eyes total anti-fraud webcam surveillance of polling stations.
Officials call audio surveillance a crime-fighting tool.
Everywhere in the world, every day, people's phone calls, emails and faxes are monitored by Echelon , a secret government surveillance network.
Police identified the boys Thursday after viewing a recording from a school surveillance tape.
Insitu revealed here this week that Singapore was a customer for the ScanEagle unmanned aerial surveillance system ( UAS ), and that the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force ( JGSDF ) would evaluate it.
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In science:

In this paper we explore the effect of Markov structure in a two-dimensional environment on the sensing capacity, as occurs in several practical applications (e.g. robotic demining and prospecting, distributed surveillance).
Sensing Capacity for Markov Random Fields
While these can be controlled by simple equipment surveillance, the knownplaintext attack is more subtle. A may not know, e.g., that some information to be transmitted to B is known to the attacker.
Secure sharing of random bits over the Internet
Such problems arise naturally in many settings such as environmental monitoring, species distribution and taxonomy, and wide area surveillance [17, 20].
Distributed Detection in Sensor Networks with Limited Range Multi-Modal Sensors
They show that surface surveillance data made available to ground controllers directly lead to shorter taxi times.
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
In another field study, Howell et al. take advantage of a surface surveillance outage to examine its impact on airline operations.
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
They find that, for similar levels of airport surface queues, surface surveillance decreases taxi-out times.
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
The studies described above leave open, however, the analytical evaluation of the impact of these improved surveillance technologies on gate- and spot-release strategies.
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
Our results have shown that, within a collaborative framework allowing the creation of a virtual queue, surface surveillance information can significantly improve the control of stochastic departure operations on the ground.
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
More specifically, at LaGuardia airport, controlling taxi clearances optimally using surface surveillance reduces the number of taxiing aircraft by 4% when the airport functions near capacity, compared with a threshold policy which limits the number of taxiing aircraft.
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
At Seattle airport, controlling taxi clearances optimally using surface surveillance reduces the number of taxiing aircraft by 6% when the airport functions near capacity, compared with a threshold policy which limits the number of taxiing aircraft.
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
Ritchey, “Airline operational benefits of surface surveillance,” in USA-Europe ATM 6th Seminar, Baltimore, MD, USA, June 2005.
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
Email surveillance using non-negative matrix factorization.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
Formation control can leverage limited capabilities of individual UAVs so that as a team, they are able to perform complicated tasks such as mapping, search, coverage, surveillance, and transportation, cooperatively.
Hybrid 3-D Formation Control for Unmanned Helicopters
Realtime surveillance provides limited information on small clusters of human cases in terms of symptom onset times and physical location.
A resampling-based test to detect person-to-person transmission of infectious disease
As their popularity for various applications such as border surveillance, patient health monitoring, surveillance and environment data collection increases, the demand for security and privacy also increases.
Efficient Quasigroup Block Cipher for Sensor Networks
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