monitor

[ mon-i-ter ]
/ ˈmɒn ɪ tər /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to serve as a monitor, detector, supervisor, etc.

Nearby words

  1. monism,
  2. monist,
  3. monistic,
  4. moniter,
  5. monition,
  6. monitor versus merrimack,
  7. monitorial,
  8. monitory,
  9. monitress,
  10. moniz

Origin of monitor

1540–50; < Latin: prompter, adviser, equivalent to moni-, variant stem of monēre to remind, advise, warn + -tor -tor

Related formsmon·i·tor·ship, nounself-mon·i·tor·ing, adjectiveun·mon·i·tored, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for monitoring

monitor

/ (ˈmɒnɪtə) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formsmonitorial (ˌmɒnɪˈtɔːrɪəl), adjectivemonitorially, adverbmonitorship, nounmonitress, fem n

Word Origin for monitor

C16: from Latin, from monēre to advise

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Word Origin and History for monitoring
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Medicine definitions for monitoring

monitor

[ mŏnĭ-tər ]

n.

A usually electronic device used to record, regulate, or control a process or system.

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Science definitions for monitoring

monitor

[ mŏnĭ-tər ]

A device that accepts video signals from a computer and displays information on a screen. Monitors generally employ cathode-ray tubes or flat-panel displays to project the image. See Note at pixel.
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