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English noun: monitor

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


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.


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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