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Dictionary Definition

vigilance

Noun

1 the process of paying close and continuous attention [syn: watchfulness, alertness]
2 vigilant attentiveness; "he keeps a weather eye open for trouble" [syn: watchfulness, weather eye]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Alert watchfulness
  2. Close and continuous attention
    • "But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing." Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837

Translations

Alert watchfulness
  • Asturian: vixilancia
  • Catalan: vigilància
  • Czech: bdělost
  • Dutch: waaksheid, waakzaamheid
  • Finnish: valppaus, tarkkaavaisuus
  • French: vigilance
  • German: Wachsamkeit
  • Italian: vigilanza
  • Latin: vigilantia
  • Polish: czujność
  • Romanian: vigilenţă
  • Spanish: vigilancia
  • Slovak: bedlivosť
Close and continuous attention
  • Asturian: vixilancia
  • Catalan: vigilància
  • Czech: bdělost
  • Dutch: waaksheid, waakzaamheid
  • French: vigilance
  • German: Wachsamkeit
  • Italian: vigilanza
  • Latin: vigilantia
  • Polish: czujność
  • Romanian: vigilenţă
  • Spanish: vigilancia
  • ttbc Bulgarian: бдителност, вигилност
  • ttbc Estonian: valvsus, valvelolek

French

Etymology

Pronunciation

/vi.ʒi.lɑ̃s/|lang=fr

Noun

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