monitor

[ mon-i-ter ]
/ ˈmɒn ɪ tər /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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

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Origin of monitor

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

OTHER WORDS FROM monitor

mon·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 forms of monitor

monitorial (ˌmɒnɪˈtɔːrɪəl), adjectivemonitorially, adverbmonitorship, nounmonitress, fem n

Word Origin for monitor

C16: from Latin, from monēre to advise
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Medical 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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Scientific 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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