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supervisor

su·per·vi·sor

supervisor

 
 
pronunciation:
su pr vaI zr
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who is in authority over other workers and who guides and disciplines them.
The supervisor instructed us on the use of the new machine.His lateness was reported to the supervisor.
synonyms:
boss, overseer, super, superintendent
similar words:
foreman, manager, operator
definition 2: an elected local administrative official.
Word Parts
The word supervisor contains the following part:
super-, supra-, sur-2 Latin prefix that means above, over
synonyms:
hyper-
antonyms:
sub-, hyp-, hypo-