vigilance

noun vig·i·lance \ ˈvi-jə-lən(t)s \

Definition of vigilance

:the quality or state of being vigilant

Examples of vigilance in a Sentence

  1. eternal vigilance is the price of freedom

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First Known Use of vigilance

1533


VIGILANCE Defined for Kids

vigilance

noun vig·i·lance \ ˈvi-jə-ləns \

Definition of vigilance for Students

:the quality or state of staying alert especially to possible danger
  • The guards maintained their vigilance in watching for intruders.

Medical Dictionary

vigilance

noun vig·i·lance \ ˈvij-ə-lən(t)s \

medical Definition of vigilance

:the quality or state of being wakeful and alert :degree of wakefulness or responsiveness to stimuli

vigilant

play \-lənt\ adjective


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