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supervision

[soo-per-vizh-uh n]
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noun
  1. the act or function of supervising; superintendence.
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Origin of supervision

1615–25; < Medieval Latin supervīsiōn- (stem of supervīsiō) oversight, equivalent to super- super- + vīsiōn- vision
Related formsnon·su·per·vi·sion, nounpre·su·per·vi·sion, nounpro·su·per·vi·sion, adjective
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Word Origin and History for supervision

n.

1630s, from Medieval Latin supervisionem (nominative supervisio), noun of action from past participle stem of supervidere (see supervise).

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