supervision

noun
su·​per·​vi·​sion | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈvi-zhən How to pronounce supervision (audio) \

Definition of supervision

: 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

Young children need constant supervision. She's responsible for the supervision of a large staff.
Recent Examples on the Web After an appeal to the Sanford Research Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, her privileges were restored to perform two specific experiments under direct supervision. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 July 2022 Officials released Keterson from jail under supervision before his arraignment, but the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is requesting that he be returned to custody and held without bail. oregonlive, 5 July 2022 In New Mexico, the most destructive wildfire season in modern history won’t stop that state’s major cities, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, from holding Fourth of July fireworks displays under fire department supervision. Anita Snow, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2022 In New Mexico, the most destructive wildfire season in modern history won’t stop that state’s major cities, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, from holding Fourth of July fireworks displays under fire department supervision. Anita Snow, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2022 If any coyotes are seen in the area, residents are encouraged to haze them and keep small children and pets under close supervision, Foy said. Liam Dillonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2022 Israel called for a joint inquiry and for the bullet to be examined under international supervision, the only way, Israeli officials and experts said, to match a bullet conclusively to a particular weapon. New York Times, 20 June 2022 The filing allows the hotel to reorganize its finances, which typically means reducing debts owed to various other businesses, under federal bankruptcy court supervision. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2022 Those who stayed worked shifts lasting hundreds of hours under Russian supervision, often not resting for days while trying to keep the station safe and systems running. Serhiy Morgunov, Washington Post, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of supervision

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Supervision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supervision. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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supervision

noun
su·​per·​vi·​sion | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈvi-zhən How to pronounce supervision (audio) \

Kids Definition of supervision

: 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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