noun su·per·vi·sion \ˌsü-pər-ˈvi-zhən\

: the action or process of watching and directing what someone does or how something is done : the action or process of supervising someone or something

Full Definition of SUPERVISION

:  the action, process, or occupation of supervising; especially :  a critical watching and directing (as of activities or a course of action)


  1. Young children need constant supervision.
  2. She's responsible for the supervision of a large staff.

First Known Use of SUPERVISION

SUPERVISION Defined for Kids


noun su·per·vi·sion \ˌsü-pər-ˈvi-zhən\

Definition of SUPERVISION for Kids

:  the act of overseeing :  management <… she was a bit nervous about using the oven without any adult supervision. — Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator>


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