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EtymologyEdit

Attested since the 15th century CE; from Latin supervisor, from supervideō, in turn from Latin super + Latin videō.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) enPR: so͞op′ərvīz'ər, IPA(key): /ˈsuːpɚˌvaɪzɚ/

NounEdit

supervisor (plural supervisors)

  1. (management) A person with the official task of overseeing the work of a person or group, or of other operations and activities.
  2. A person who monitors someone to make sure they comply with rules or other requirements set for them.
  3. (US) In certain states, an elected member of the governing body for a county which is called the board of supervisors.
  4. (computing) A process responsible for managing other processes.
    • 1965, P. A. Crisman, The compatible time-sharing system: a programmer's guide (page 14)
      The clock burst which enables the supervisor to housekeep the console input and output and to change program status is currently set to 200 ms.

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ReferencesEdit

  • supervisor” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

super- +‎ visor

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supervisor m (plural supervisores)

  1. (management) supervisor

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NounEdit

supervisor m (plural supervisores, feminine supervisora, feminine plural supervisoras)

  1. supervisor

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