supervisor

noun su·per·vi·sor \ ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of supervisor

:one that supervises; especially :an administrative officer in charge of a business, government, or school unit or operation

supervisory

play \ˌsü-pər-ˈvī-zə-rē, -ˈvīz-rē\ adjective

Examples of supervisor in a Sentence

  1. The supervisor fired him after he showed up at work drunk.

  2. If you have a problem, go to your supervisor.

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Origin and Etymology of supervisor

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from supervidēre


SUPERVISOR Defined for English Language Learners

supervisor

noun

Definition of supervisor for English Language Learners

  • : a person who supervises someone or something


SUPERVISOR Defined for Kids

supervisor

noun su·per·vi·sor \ ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər \

Definition of supervisor for Students

1 :a person who is in charge of others
2 :an officer in charge of a unit or an operation of a business, government, or school

Law Dictionary

supervisor

noun su·per·vi·sor \ ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər \

legal Definition of supervisor

:one that directs or oversees a person, group, department, organization, or operation; specifically :the popularly elected chief administrative official of a township or other subdivision in some states of the U.S.

supervisorial

\ˌsü-pər-ˌvī-ˈzōr-ē-əl\ adjective

supervisory

play \ˌsü-pər-ˈvī-zə-rē\ adjective


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