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English noun: supervisor

1. supervisor (person) one who supervises or has charge and direction of

Broader (hypernym)higher-up, superior, superordinate

Narrower (hyponym)bell captain, boss, chief, counsellor, counselor, den mother, director, director of research, foreman, forewoman, gaffer, honcho, monitor, overseer, oyabun, proctor, research director, stage manager, stager, superintendent, system administrator, taskmaster, theater director, theatre director, trail boss

2. supervisor (communication) a program that controls the execution of other programs

Synonymsexecutive program, supervisory program

Broader (hypernym)computer program, computer programme, program, programme

Part holonymexecutive routine, supervisory routine

Part meronymoperating system, OS

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