- 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.
verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of monitor
OTHER WORDS FROM monitormon·i·tor·ship, nounself-mon·i·tor·ing, adjectiveun·mon·i·tored, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for monitor
It’s unlike vision, which can be communicated over distances with cameras and monitors.This artificial skin feels ‘ghosts’ — things you wish were there|Stephen Ornes|November 20, 2020|Science News For Students
It would be nice to have more than two USB-C ports for connecting monitors and accessories, but that’s more of an issue with the M1-powered 13-inch Pro than it is here.Apple’s M1 chip makes the new MacBook Air shockingly good|Stan Horaczek|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
Your standard heart-rate monitor or fitness tracker doesn’t calculate HRV, but the WHOOP strap does.How Data from a Little Wrist Strap Can Change Your Life|Outside Editors|October 23, 2020|Outside Online
So has my local grocery store, which installed a thin divider in front of the employee’s checkout monitor.
Agencies purchased hundreds of computers, monitors, webcams and other supplies so their employees could work from home.Grenades, Bread and Body Bags: How Illinois Has Spent $1.6 Billion in Response to COVID-19 So Far|by Ash Ngu and Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, and Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune|October 22, 2020|ProPublica
Monitoring Chinese social-media platforms has paid off for the Chinese government.
Throughout Christmas eve and day, the world is monitoring with bated breath.
He takes great pleasure in demonstrating the monitoring procedure.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This season is all about monitoring posture, scrutinizing sun exposure, even exploring the health of a pet.
Some infusion pumps and patient monitoring systems go for less than $100.
Fifty thousand people marched down Market Street after a week of this monitoring.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Paul Koreff was monitoring at least twenty radio stations, assigning somebody to each one as it was identified.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
Crag assigned Prochaska the task of monitoring the radio despite his plea to share in the more arduous work.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
Determine the extent and character of drug use and establish a means of monitoring that use regularly.What Works: Schools Without Drugs|United States Department of Education
And upstairs this time more than Bill Hayes, sector chief, were monitoring the message.Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton
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