supervisory

[ soo-per-vahy-zuh-ree ]
/ ˌsu pərˈvaɪ zə ri /

adjective

of, relating to, or having supervision.

Nearby words

  1. supervention,
  2. supervise,
  3. supervision,
  4. supervision order,
  5. supervisor,
  6. supervisory board,
  7. superwaif,
  8. superweed,
  9. superwoman,
  10. supinate

Origin of supervisory

First recorded in 1840–50; supervise + -ory1

Related formsnon·su·per·vi·so·ry, adjectiveun·su·per·vi·so·ry, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for supervisory

supervisory

/ (suːpəˈvaɪzərɪ) /

adjective

of, involving, or limited to supervisiona supervisory capacity
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Word Origin and History for supervisory

supervisory

adj.

1828, from supervise + -ory.

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