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monitor

mon·i·tor

monitor

 
pronunciation:
ma nih tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a student given the task of helping to keep order within a school.
Nita is a hallway monitor.
similar words:
aide, assistant, supervisor
definition 2: a device for collecting information about the use, operation, or condition of something.
My grandfather was attached to a heart monitor while he was in the hospital.
 
similar words:
detector, device, instrument, recorder, screen, sensor
definition 3: a screen for a computer that shows information.
 
synonyms:
display
similar words:
screen, terminal
definition 4: a large lizard found in Southeast Asia, Australia, and Africa. Some monitor lizards are fierce predators.
 
similar words:
lizard, reptile
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: monitored, monitoring, monitors
definition: to observe in order to check on.
The regular teacher monitored the performance of the student teacher.
 
synonyms:
inspect
similar words:
assess, check, evaluate, examine, observe, overlook, review, scan, scrutinize, study
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Word Parts
The word monitor contains the following part:
mon Latin root that means advise, warn