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superintendent

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noun su·per·in·ten·dent \-dənt\

Simple Definition of superintendent

  • : a person who directs or manages a place, department, organization, etc.

  • : a high rank in a police department or a person who has this rank

  • : a person who is in charge of cleaning, maintaining, and repairing a building

Full Definition of superintendent

  1. :  one who has executive oversight and charge

superintendent adjective

Examples of superintendent

  1. <the office of the superintendent of parks issues camping permits>



Origin of superintendent

Medieval Latin superintendent-, superintendens, from Late Latin, present participle of superintendere


First Known Use: 1554


SUPERINTENDENT Defined for Kids

superintendent

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noun su·per·in·ten·dent \ˌsü-pər-in-ˈten-dənt\

Definition of superintendent

  1. :  a person who looks after or manages something (as schools or a building)





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