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English noun: monitor

1. monitor (person) someone who supervises (an examination)


Synonymsproctor


Broader (hypernym)supervisor


Narrower (hyponym)invigilator

2. monitor (person) someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided


Synonymsadmonisher, reminder


Broader (hypernym)defender, guardian, protector, shielder

3. Monitor (artifact) an ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac


Instance hypernymvessel, watercraft

4. monitor (artifact) display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor


Synonymsmonitoring device


Broader (hypernym)display, video display


Narrower (hyponym)computer monitor


Part holonymcathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO, oscilloscope, scope


Part meronymcomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

5. monitor (artifact) electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions


Broader (hypernym)electronic equipment


Narrower (hyponym)television monitor, tv monitor


Part meronymtelevision, television system

6. monitor (artifact) a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble


Broader (hypernym)electronic equipment


Narrower (hyponym)cardiac monitor, electronic fetal monitor, electronic foetal monitor, fetal monitor, foetal monitor, heart monitor

7. monitor (animal) any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles


Synonymsmonitor lizard, varan


Broader (hypernym)lizard


Narrower (hyponym)African monitor, dragon lizard, giant lizard, Komodo dragon, Komodo lizard, Varanus komodoensis, Varanus niloticus


Member meronymgenus Varanus, Varanus


English verb: monitor

1. monitor (perception) keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance


SamplesWe are monitoring the air quality.
The police monitor the suspect's moves.


Synonymssupervise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)observe


Narrower (hyponym)sleuth, snoop, spy, stag

2. monitor (perception) check, track, or observe by means of a receiver


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)observe









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