monitor
Pronunciation Noun

monitor (plural monitors)

  1. Someone who watches over something; a person in charge of something or someone.
    The camp monitors look after the children during the night, when the teachers are asleep.
    • 1829, Charles Sprague, To My Cigar
      And oft, mild friend, to me thou art
      A monitor, though still;
      Thou speak'st a lesson to my heart,
      Beyond the preacher's skill.
  2. A device that detects and informs on the presence, quantity, etc., of something.
  3. (computing) A device similar to a television set used as to give a graphical display of the output from a computer.
    The information flashed up on the monitor.
  4. A studio monitor or loudspeaker.
  5. (computing) A program for viewing and editing.
    a machine code monitor
  6. (British, archaic) A student leader in a class.
  7. (nautical) One of a class of relatively small armored warships designed for shore bombardment or riverine warfare rather than combat with other ships.
  8. (archaic) An ironclad.
  9. A monitor lizard.
  10. (obsolete) One who admonishes; one who warns of faults, informs of duty, or gives advice and instruction by way of reproof or caution.
    • c. 1620, Francis Bacon, letter of advice to Sir George Villiers
      You need not be a monitor to your gracious master the king.
    • 1873, Gardeners Chronicle & New Horticulturist (page 119)
      There has been no lack of other monitors — a ticklish haysel, a flooded harvest all through the north […]
  11. (engineering) A tool holder, as for a lathe, shaped like a low turret, and capable of being revolved on a vertical pivot so as to bring the several tools successively into position.
  12. A monitor nozzle.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Tutor
  • Russian: ста́роста
Verb

monitor (monitors, present participle monitoring; past and past participle monitored)

  1. (transitive) To watch over; to guard.
    • 2002, Mark Baker, Garry Smith, GridRM: A Resource Monitoring Architecture for the Grid, in Manish Parashar (editor), Grid Computing - GRID 2002: Third International Workshop, Springer, LNCS 2536, [http://books.google.com/books?id=bluib_2Wcu0C&pg=PA268&dq=%22monitoring|monitored%22+-intitle:%22monitoring|monitored%22&hl=en&ei=DwU8TrO_DeKJmQXS4sn3Ag&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22monitoring|monitored%22%20-intitle%3A%22monitoring|monitored%22&f=false page 268],
      A wide-area distributed system such as a Grid requires that a broad range of data be monitored and collected for a variety of tasks such as fault detection and performance monitoring, analysis, prediction and tuning.
Synonyms Translations
Monitor
Proper noun
  1. Any of several publications e.g. the "Christian Science Monitor".
  2. (freemasonry) A text of works or instruction which are not secret and may be written e.g. "Indiana Monitor and Freemasons' Guide".



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