supervisor

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noun su·per·vi·sor \ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər\

Definition of supervisor

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of supervisor

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from supervidēre


First Known Use: 15th century


SUPERVISOR Defined for English Language Learners

supervisor

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noun su·per·vi·sor \ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər\

Definition of supervisor for English Language Learners

  • : a person who supervises someone or something


SUPERVISOR Defined for Kids

supervisor

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noun su·per·vi·sor \ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər\

Definition of supervisor for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who is in charge of others

  2. 2 :  an officer in charge of a unit or an operation of a business, government, or school


Law Dictionary

supervisor

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noun su·per·vi·sor \ˈsü-pər-ˌvī-zər\

Legal Definition of supervisor

  1. :  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

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