monitor meaning

[ 'mɔnitə ] Pronunciation:   "monitor" in a sentence
  • Verb: monitor  mónitu(r)
    1. Keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
      "we are monitoring the air quality"; "the police monitor the suspect's moves"
      - supervise 
    2. Check, track, or observe by means of a receiver
    Noun: monitor  mónitu(r)
    1. A screen used to display the output of a computer to the user
      - computer screen, computer display 
    2. Someone who supervises (an examination)
      - proctor [N. Amer] 
    3. Someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
      - admonisher, reminder 
    4. Display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor
      - monitoring device 
    5. Electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions 
    6. A piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble 
    7. Any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles
      - monitor lizard, varan
    Noun: Monitor
    1. An ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac

    Derived forms: monitoring, monitored, monitors

    See also: monitoring

    Type of: CRT screen, defender, display, electronic equipment, guardian, lizard, observe, protector, screen, shielder, supervisor, vessel, video display, watercraft

    Part of: computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, genus Varanus, information processing system, television, television system, Varanus

    Encyclopedia: Monitor, IN Monitor Monitor, Indiana Monitor, Oregon Monitor, Or

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, verb

    noun [C]


    a screen that shows information from a computer:

    a 17-inch, flat-screen monitor

    Flight boarding times are displayed on the overhead monitors.

    VDT, VDU


    a person whose job is to check that sth is done fairly and honestly:

    A court-appointed monitor had to approve the new CEO 's pay package.

    verb [+ obj]

    to watch and check a process over a period of time in order to see how it develops and make any necessary changes:

    This is a simpler system that requires fewer engineers to monitor it.

    The situation is being closely monitored.

    The software enables companies to monitor employees' Internet use.

  • [Electronics]
    1. A device that allows the sampling of a signal or quantity. Examples: line-voltage monitor, television monitor, and modulation monitor.
    2. A cathode-ray-tube (CRT) computer display.

  • [Finance]
    To seek information about an agent's behavior; a device that provides such information.

  • [Medicine]
    n : one that monitors; esp : a device for observing or measuring a biologically important condition or function ‹a heart monitor›
    vt mon·i·tored; mon·i·tor·ing
    1 : to watch, observe, or check closely or continuously ‹monitor a patient's vital signs›
    2 : to test for intensity of radiations esp. if due to radioactivity


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  1. the teacher is talking to the monitor.
  2. one new monitor is also needed.
  3. as a monitor, he has many duties outside his study.
  4. he was elected monitor.
  5. most enzyme assays monitor disappearance of a product.

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