monitor

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English[edit]

A carboxyhemoglobin saturation monitor
A CRT computer monitor
A monitor lizard

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From Latin monitor (warner), from perfect passive participle monitus (warning), from verb monere (to warn, admonish, remind)

Noun[edit]

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. (computing) A program for viewing and editing, as in machine code monitor.
  5. (UK) A student leader in a class.
    • 1871, Henry William Pullen, The Fight at Dame Europa's School,
      So, as she did not like the masters to be prying about the play-ground out of school, she chose from among the biggest and most trustworthy of her pupils five monitors, who had authority over the rest of the Boys, and kept the unruly ones in order.
    • 1881, Talbot Baines Reed, The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's, Chapter X,
      But it was not so—at least, not always—for though they fell out among themselves, they united their forces against the common enemy—the monitors!
  6. (nautical) One of a class of relatively small armored warships designed for shore bombardment or riverine warfare rather than combat with other ships.
  7. (archaic) An ironclad.
  8. A monitor lizard.

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monitor (third-person singular simple present monitors, present participle monitoring, simple past and past participle monitored)

  1. (transitive) To watch over; to guard.
    • 1993, H. Srinivasan, Prevention of Disabilities in Patients with Leprosy: A Practical Guide, World Health Organization, page 134,
      Monitoring refers to keeping a watch over patients to ensure that they are practising what they have learnt about disability prevention correctly.
    • 1997, Bekir Onursal, Surhid P. Gautam, Vehicular Air Pollution: Experiences from Seven Latin American Urban Centers, Volumes 23-373, page 239,
      During July 1989-February 1990 ambient SO2, was monitored using a mobile station in the residential-commercial neighborhood of Copacabana.
    • 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, 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.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin monitōrem, accusative of monitor (warner).

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monitor m (plural monitors)

  1. monitor, someone who watches
  2. teacher, educator
  3. (computing) monitor, display screen
  4. (nautical) monitor (type of warship)

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monitor m

  1. monitor (computer display)

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English

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monitor m (invariable)

  1. monitor (apparatus)

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monitor m (genitive monitōris); third declension

  1. counselor, preceptor
  2. prompter

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative monitor monitōrēs
genitive monitōris monitōrum
dative monitōrī monitōribus
accusative monitōrem monitōrēs
ablative monitōre monitōribus
vocative monitor monitōrēs

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monitor m

  1. (computing) monitor (electronic device as in computer monitor)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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From English monitor.

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  • IPA(key): /mǒnitor/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ni‧tor

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mònitor m (Cyrillic spelling мо̀нитор)

  1. monitor (computing, etc.)

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monitor m (plural monitores)

  1. monitor (electronic device)

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monitor m (plural monitores, feminine monitora)

  1. instructor, monitor
  2. coach, trainer

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