[ soo-per-vahy-zer ]
/ ˈsu pərˌvaɪ zər /
a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent.
Education. an official responsible for assisting teachers in the preparation of syllabuses, in devising teaching methods, etc., in a department of instruction, especially in public schools.
(in some U.S. states) the chief elected administrative officer of a township, who is often also a member of the governing board of the county.
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OTHER WORDS FROM supervisorsu·per·vi·sor·ship, nounpre·su·per·vi·sor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for supervisor
/ (ˈsuːpəˌvaɪzə) /
a person who manages or supervises
a foreman or forewoman
(in some British universities) a tutor supervising the work, esp research work, of a student
(in some US schools) an administrator running a department of teachers
(in some US states) the elected chief official of a township or other subdivision of a county
obsolete a spectator
Derived forms of supervisorsupervisorship, noun
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