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monitor meaning and definition

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Definition of monitor (noun)

  1. someone who supervises (an examination)
  2. someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
  3. an ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
  4. display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor
  5. electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions
  6. a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble
  7. any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles


Definition of monitor (verb)

  1. keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
    • "we are monitoring the air quality"; "the police monitor the suspect's moves"
    • synonyms: supervise
  2. check, track, or observe by means of a receiver
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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