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Surveilance vs. Surveillance: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 23, 2023
"Surveilance" is a common misspelling, while "Surveillance" is the correct spelling denoting close observation of a person or group.

Which is correct: Surveilance or Surveillance

How to spell Surveillance?

Surveilance is Incorrect

Surveillance is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember there's double 'l' just like in "parallel" and "install".
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"Survei" followed by "lance" – pronounce "lance" to recall the correct ending.
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The word ends similarly to "ambulance," which has two 'l's.
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Picture someone under "veillance" (view) which needs an extra 'l' for clarity.
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Oct 22, 2023
Spell out "sur-veil" emphasizing the "veil" as a cover or observation method.
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Surveilance and Surveillance Definitions

Surveilance

Surveilance is an incorrect spelling of Surveillance.
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Surveillance

Continuous observation of a person, place, or activity.
The bank has 24/7 surveillance to ensure security.
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Surveillance

Systematic observation using technology or human intelligence.
Government surveillance has been a topic of debate.
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Surveillance

Monitoring or watching for security or data collection.
Surveillance cameras captured the suspect's actions.
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Oct 12, 2023

Surveillance

The act of overseeing, especially to regulate or guard.
Public health surveillance helps track disease outbreaks.
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Surveillance

Gathering and analyzing data to monitor situations.
Economic surveillance is essential for a country's fiscal health.
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Surveillance

Close observation of a person or group, especially one under suspicion.
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Surveillance

The act of observing or the condition of being observed.
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Surveillance

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

Continuous monitoring of disease occurrence for example.
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Surveillance

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

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

Oversight; watch; inspection; supervision.
That sort of surveillance of which . . . the young have accused the old.
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Surveillance

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

Why is it called Surveillance?

Derived from the French word "surveiller," which means "to watch over."
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What is the verb form of Surveillance?

"Surveil"
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What is the root word of Surveillance?

The French word "surveiller."
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What is the singular form of Surveillance?

"Surveillance"
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What is the plural form of Surveillance?

"Surveillances"
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Which conjunction is used with Surveillance?

No specific conjunction is associated with "surveillance."
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Which preposition is used with Surveillance?

"Under" (as in "under surveillance").
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Which article is used with Surveillance?

Both "a" and "the" can be used.
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What is the pronunciation of Surveillance?

/sərˈveɪ.ləns/
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Which vowel is used before Surveillance?

It depends on context; there's no specific vowel always preceding "surveillance."
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Oct 22, 2023

Is Surveillance a vowel or consonant?

"Surveillance" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.
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Is Surveillance a noun or adjective?

"Surveillance" is a noun.
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Oct 22, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Surveillance?

The second syllable "veil" is stressed.
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Oct 22, 2023

What is another term for Surveillance?

Monitoring.
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Oct 22, 2023

Which determiner is used with Surveillance?

"This," "that," "the" can be used depending on the context.
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Oct 22, 2023

How do we divide Surveillance into syllables?

Sur-veil-lance
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Oct 22, 2023

What is the first form of Surveillance?

Surveillance doesn't have verb forms.
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Oct 22, 2023

Is Surveillance an adverb?

No.
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Is Surveillance a countable noun?

Generally, it's uncountable, but in certain contexts, it can be countable.
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Oct 22, 2023

Is the word Surveillance imperative?

No.
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Oct 22, 2023

What is the opposite of Surveillance?

Neglect or disregard.
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How is Surveillance used in a sentence?

"Due to recent thefts, the store increased its surveillance measures."
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Oct 22, 2023

Is Surveillance a collective noun?

No.
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Is the Surveillance term a metaphor?

No, but it can be used metaphorically.
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What is the third form of Surveillance?

Surveillance doesn't have verb forms.
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Is Surveillance an abstract noun?

Yes.
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Is Surveillance a negative or positive word?

Neutral, but may have negative connotations in certain contexts.
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How many syllables are in Surveillance?

Three syllables.
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Oct 22, 2023

What part of speech is Surveillance?

It is a noun.
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What is the second form of Surveillance?

Surveillance doesn't have verb forms.
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