Monitor definition

mŏnĭ-tər
A pupil who assists a teacher in routine duties.
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To keep track of systematically with a view to collecting information.

Monitor the bear population of a national park; monitored the political views of the people.

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Monitor is defined as to observe and/or regulate.

An example of monitor is for a person to carefully watch her diet.

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(computers) A program that observes, supervises, or controls the activities of other programs.
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One that admonishes, cautions, or reminds, especially with respect to matters of conduct.
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(comput.) A video screen for displaying data, graphic images, etc.
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To check the quality or content of (an electronic audio or visual signal) by means of a receiver.
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To check by means of an electronic receiver for significant content, such as military, political, or illegal activity.

Monitor a suspected criminal's phone conversations.

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To test or sample, especially on a regular or ongoing basis.

Monitored the city's drinking water for impurities.

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To direct.
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The definition of a monitor is someone who watches others and reminds them of proper conduct.

An example of monitor is a proctor at a standardized test.

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To act as a monitor.
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A person who advises, warns, or cautions.
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To watch or check on (a person or thing) as a monitor.
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To observe, check on, or regulate the performance of (a machine, an employee, etc.)
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An articulated device holding a rotating nozzle with which a jet of water is regulated, used in mining and firefighting.
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A usually electronic device used to record, regulate, or control a process or system.
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A video display or speaker used in a production studio to check audio or video quality.

The sound engineer detected a hiss on the monitor.

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(computers) A device that accepts video signals from a computer and displays information on a screen; a video display.
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A heavily ironclad warship of the 19th century with a low, flat deck and one or more gun turrets.
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A modern warship designed for coastal bombardment.
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To keep close watch over; supervise.

Monitor an examination.

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In some schools, a student chosen to help keep order, record attendance, etc.
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Any of a family (Varanidae) of usually very large, flesh-eating lizards of Africa, S Asia, and Australia.
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(historical) A heavily armored warship with a low, flat deck and heavy guns fitted in one or more revolving turrets.
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A mounting for a nozzle that allows a stream of water to be played in any direction, as in fire fighting.
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Any of various devices for checking or regulating the performance of machines, aircraft, guided missiles, etc.
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An instrument for measuring radioactive contamination by means of the ionizing radiation being emitted.
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Any device, typically one of a pair, designed to allow someone to view or listen in on persons or activities in another room or location.

A baby monitor in a nursery.

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(radio, tv) A receiver or speaker, as in the control room of a broadcasting studio, for checking the quality of the transmission.
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To test for radioactive contamination with a monitor.
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To listen in on (a foreign broadcast, telephone conversation, etc.) as for gathering political or military information.
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(radio, tv) To check the quality of (transmission) with or as with a monitor.
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A device that accepts video signals from a computer and displays information on a screen. Monitors generally employ cathode-ray tubes or flat-panel displays to project the image.
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(1) A display screen used to provide visual output from a computer, cable box, video camera, VCR or other video generating device. Computer monitors use CRT and LCD technology, while TV monitors use CRT, LCD and plasma technologies. See analog monitor, digital monitor and flat panel display.
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Someone who watches over something; a person in charge of something or someone.

The camp monitors look after the children during the night, when the teachers are asleep.

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A device that detects and informs on the presence, quantity, etc., of something.
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(computing) A device similar to a television set used as to give a graphical display of the output from a computer.

The information flashed up on the monitor.

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(computing) A program for viewing and editing, as in machine code monitor.
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(UK) A student leader in a class.
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(nautical) A class of relatively small armored warships designed for shore bombardment or riverine warfare rather than combat with other ships.
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(archaic) An ironclad.
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A monitor lizard.
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To watch over; to guard.
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Any of several publications e.g. the "Christian Science Monitor".
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(freemasonry) A text of works or instruction which are not secret and may be written e.g. "Indiana Monitor and Freemasons' Guide".
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Something that reminds or warns.
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A person who monitors a foreign broadcast, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
monitor
Plural:
monitors

Origin of monitor

  • Latin from monēre to warn men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin monitor (“warner"), from perfect passive participle monitus (“warning"), from verb monere (“to warn, admonish, remind")

    From Wiktionary