- a receiving apparatus used in a control room, especially to provide a steady check of the quality of an audio or video transmission.
- a similar apparatus placed in various parts of a studio so that an audience can watch a recorded portion of a show, the performer can see the various segments of a program, etc.
- any such receiving apparatus used in a closed-circuit system, as in an operating room.
- the screen component of a computer, especially a free-standing screen.
- a control program.Compare operating system.
- a group of systems used to measure the performance of a computer system.
- a former U.S. steam-propelled, armored warship of very low freeboard, having one or more turrets and used for coastal defense.
- (initial capital letter, italics) the first of such warships, used against the Confederate ironclad warship Merrimac at Hampton Roads, Va., in 1862.
- to listen to (transmitted signals) on a receiving set in order to check the quality of the transmission.
- to view or listen to (television or radio transmissions) in order to check the quality of the video or audio.
- to listen to (a radio conversation or channel); keep tuned to.
Origin of monitor
OTHER WORDS FROM monitormon·i·tor·ship, nounself-mon·i·tor·ing, adjectiveun·mon·i·tored, adjective
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How to use monitor in a sentence
There’s person whose job it is to do that, there are playback monitors all over the set and everybody watches playback at the same time.Frame.io streamlines film production with ‘camera to cloud’ video uploads|Anthony Ha|February 11, 2021|TechCrunch
A dock or hub creates a centralized space for you to connect to your internet, sync up various monitors or displays and charge your devices.Computer docks and hubs that can connect all your devices|PopSci Commerce Team|February 9, 2021|Popular-Science
Bold’s preventative approach to falls is a more active solution than necklace or bracelet monitors that send a signal to emergency services when they detect a fall.Health tech startup Bold raises $7 million in seed funding for senior-focused fitness programs|Sophie Burkholder|February 4, 2021|TechCrunch
Still, as vaccinations proceed, Fairfax has been forced to hire “classroom monitors” to make up the gap — people who will “cover in-person classrooms for instructors who are teaching from home,” according to a school system news release.Virginia’s largest school systems vow to reopen classrooms for all by March|Hannah Natanson|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
Participants get pills, either fluvoxamine or placebo, shipped to their homes, along with a thermometer, pulse oximeter and blood-pressure monitor.The antidepressant fluvoxamine could keep mild COVID-19 from worsening|Esther Landhuis|February 1, 2021|Science News
Professor Penelope Leach told The Daily Beast it was ludicrous to monitor young children in that way.
Parliament looks at measures to monitor toddlers for anti-Semitic speech.
Extra security was also set up along the lines to monitor other signs of potential sabotage.
An innovative gift is the Qardioarm, a blood pressure monitor that records readings and uploads them to the cloud.
Because of this, many state health departments monitor nursing homes very closely.A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned|Kent Sepkowitz|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dis whole job is a pipe, wit' us havin' a Monitor gun to open dat armored truck.
The barrel of the Monitor swung and the hot steel barrel burned Delancy's arm.
And then the Monitor's deafening hammer sounded again, and after that, silence.
Murphy was kill-crazy, and tonight the Monitor rifle in his hands had made him feel like a god.
As the word fers originally meant counsellor or monitor of the king, it could be applied to any of the pieces.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for monitor
- a senior pupil with various supervisory duties
- a pupil assisting a teacher in classroom organization, etc
- a loudspeaker used in a recording studio control room to determine quality or balance
- a loudspeaker used on stage to enable musicians to hear themselves