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Verb: monitor  mó-ni-tu(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  mó-ni-tu(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
     
  8. A pupil who helps the teacher or is given special duties
Noun: Monitor
  1. An ironclad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac

Derived forms: monitors, monitoring, monitored

Type of: CRT screen, defender, display, electronic equipment, guardian, lizard, observe, overlooker, 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, TV, Varanus

Encyclopedia: Monitor, Or