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monitor

mon·i·tor

monitor

 
pronunciation:
ma nih tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device for observing or recording continuous data about the function, operation, or condition of something, esp. a device that gives warning of an abnormal or potentially dangerous condition.
The sound-system monitor lets us know if any instrument is too loud or soft.The heart-lung monitor was showing a steady heart rate.
 
similar words:
detector, device, instrument, recorder, scanner, screen, sensor
definition 2: a student appointed to assist in keeping order within a school.
The hall monitor asked if we had a pass.
similar words:
admonitor, aide, assistant, overseer, prefect, supervisor
definition 3: a radio or television receiving device that is used in a control room to check the quality of transmission.
similar words:
device, pickup, receiver, scanner, screen, set
definition 4: a visual display screen for a computer terminal.
There is space for only the monitor and the keyboard on the desk.My eyes get tired from looking at the computer monitor all day.
 
synonyms:
display
similar words:
screen, terminal
definition 5: any of a variety of large carnivorous lizards of Southeast Asia and Australia; monitor lizard.
 
similar words:
lizard, reptile
definition 6: anything that serves to warn or remind.
synonyms:
admonitor
similar words:
cautioner, remembrancer, supervisor
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: monitored, monitoring, monitors
definition 1:  
The supervisor monitors all our work procedures.The prison censor monitors all correspondence.The progress of the space mission was monitored by scientists on earth.
 
synonyms:
inspect
similar words:
assess, check, evaluate, examine, observe, overlook, review, scan, scrutinize, study, track
definition 2: to detect, keep track of, or check the quality of (television or radio signals) with a receiver.
similar words:
check, detect, inspect, keep track of, track
definition 3: to observe and record information about, esp. using continuously recording instruments.
This instrument monitors the movement of the stars.
similar words:
observe, record, track
definition 4: to observe critically; supervise.
A substitute teacher came in to monitor the exam.
synonyms:
observe, oversee, supervise
similar words:
proctor, superintend
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to serve as a recorder, detector, observer, or the like.
synonyms:
observe
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Word Parts
The word monitor contains the following part:
mon Latin root that means advise, warn