supervision

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

Definition of supervision

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

Examples of supervision in a Sentence

  1. Young children need constant supervision.

  2. She's responsible for the supervision of a large staff.

Recent Examples of supervision from the Web

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First Known Use of supervision

15th century


SUPERVISION Defined for English Language Learners

supervision

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Definition of supervision for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SUPERVISION Defined for Kids

supervision

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

Definition of supervision for Students

  1. :  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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