- a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent.
- Education. an official responsible for assisting teachers in the preparation of syllabuses, in devising teaching methods, etc., in a department of instruction, especially in public schools.
- (in some U.S. states) the chief elected administrative officer of a township, who is often also a member of the governing board of the county.
Origin of supervisor
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- a person who manages or supervises
- a foreman or forewoman
- (in some British universities) a tutor supervising the work, esp research work, of a student
- (in some US schools) an administrator running a department of teachers
- (in some US states) the elected chief official of a township or other subdivision of a county
- obsolete a spectator
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Word Origin and History for supervisor
"one who inspects and directs the work of others," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin supervisor, agent noun from supervidere (see supervise).
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