Supervisor meaning

so͝opər-vīzər
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The definition of a supervisor is a person who is in charge of overseeing and directing a project or people.

The boss in charge at work who hands out assignments is an example of a supervisor.

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A person who monitors someone to make sure they comply with rules or other requirements set for them.
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A person who supervises; superintendent; manager; director.
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One who supervises.
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(management) A person with the official task of overseeing the work of a person or group.
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One who is in charge of a particular department or unit, as in a governmental agency or school system.
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In certain school systems, an official in charge of the courses of study for a particular subject and of all teachers of that subject.
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One who is an elected administrative officer in certain US counties and townships.
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(US) In certain states, an elected member of the governing body for a county which is called the board of supervisors.
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Origin of supervisor

  • Attested since the 15th Century CE; from Latin supervisor, from supervideō, in turn from Latin super + Latin videō.

    From Wiktionary