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monitor

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noun mon·i·tor \ˈmä-nə-tər\

Definition of monitor

  1. 1 a :  a student appointed to assist a teacher b :  one that warns or instructs c :  one that monitors or is used in monitoring: as (1) :  a cathode-ray tube used for display (as of television pictures or computer information) (2) :  a device for observing a biological condition or function

  2. 2 :  monitor lizard

  3. 3 [Monitor, first ship of the type] a :  a heavily armored warship formerly used in coastal operations having a very low freeboard and one or more revolving gun turrets b :  a small modern warship with shallow draft for coastal bombardment

  4. 4 :  a raised central portion of a roof having low windows or louvers for providing light and air

mon·i·to·ri·al play \ˌmä-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
mon·i·tor·ship play \ˈmä-nə-tər-ˌship\ noun


Examples of monitor

  1. They watched the press conference on a video monitor in a back room.

  2. We put a baby monitor in the nursery.

  3. U.N. weapons monitors and inspectors.



Origin of monitor

Latin, one that warns, overseer, from monēre to warn — more at mind


First Known Use: 1546

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monitor

verb mon·i·tor

Simple Definition of monitor

  • : to watch, observe, listen to, or check (something) for a special purpose over a period of time

Full Definition of monitor

mon·i·toredmon·i·tor·ing play \ˈmä-nə-t(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to watch, keep track of, or check usually for a special purpose

Examples of monitor

  1. Nurses constantly monitored the patient's heart rate.

  2. We're in a good position to monitor and respond to customer concerns.

  3. Government agents have been monitoring the enemy's radio communications.



1924

First Known Use of monitor

1924




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