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What does supervisory mean?
Supervisory is used to describe things that involve supervision, which is the act of overseeing, watching over, and providing direction for someone or something.
Supervisory is an adjective form of the verb supervise, and it’s especially used in the phrases supervisory role and supervisory capacity, both of which refer to positions that involve supervision (or positions for which supervision is a responsibility).
The word supervise often refers to supervising a project or people, parents supervising their children, or a manager or supervisor supervising their employees. Supervisory is most often used in the context of supervisors in the workplace or government agencies that conduct oversight.
Example: I’ve been asked to come on in a supervisory capacity to oversee the project.
Where does supervisory come from?
The first records of the word supervisory come from the 1800s. It’s formed from the verb supervise and the adjective-forming suffix -ory (which is used in the same way in the word advisory). Supervise comes from the Medieval Latin supervidēre, meaning “to oversee.” In fact, the word supervise quite literally means the same thing as oversee—the prefix super- means “over” or “above,” and the Latin verb vidēre means “to see” (the English word vision is based on the same root).
Sometimes, people in a supervisory role literally watch from above—like a supervisor supervising their employees from an office above the factory floor. In most cases, though, supervisory is simply used to describe things involving close oversight to make sure something is proceeding as planned or that someone is doing what they should be, such as a project and the people working on it. Supervisory activities can be done by individual supervisors, but the word is often associated with organizations or groups like committees and government agencies that are tasked with conducting supervision of another group or process.
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How is supervisory used in real life?
Supervise is most commonly used in the context of workplace supervisors and government agencies.
I kind of did and kind of didn't get the promotion I wanted. They gave me a slight pay raise and a job description change but not for the title I wanted. I'm still doing the same stuff as before but it's more of a supervisory role now. Still something to celebrate though!
— 💙All Legs❤️No Dairy 🖤 (@chyroso72) June 13, 2020
If you're in any kind of leadership role, management role, supervisory role or you aspire to be, read this. https://t.co/YHPHC7erWo
— Christian Reilly (@reillyusa) April 16, 2017
Financial firms will relocate en masse to continental Europe after #Brexit, according to Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, who said that EU officials should increase regulatory and supervisory capacity to prepare for the influx https://t.co/gbruVf8NJf
— Grahame Lucas #FBPE #FBR #RejoinEU (@GrahameLucas) June 25, 2018
Try using supervisory!
Which of the following things should a person NOT do if they’re supposed to be in a supervisory position?
A. watch over
B. provide guidance
C. keep an eye on things
D. ignore the situation
Example sentences from the Web for supervisory
The agency’s deputy chief counsel, Bao Nguyen, approved the supervisory letter in June and accepted Chase’s explanation of the incident and its promise to repay its customers, according to the people and regulatory paperwork.JPMorgan Chase Bank Wrongly Charged 170,000 Customers Overdraft Fees. Federal Regulators Refused to Penalize It.|by Patrick Rucker, The Capitol Forum|December 14, 2020|ProPublica
The earnings reporting requirements will become effective during the first-quarter index review, along with a mandate for companies to include an audit committee on their supervisory board.Reeling from the Wirecard scandal, Germany’s DAX is getting its largest overhaul ever|kdunn6|November 24, 2020|Fortune
The report notes that while US productivity has risen 66 percent since 1978, compensation for production workers and those in non-supervisory roles has risen only 10 percent.MIT Report: Robots Aren’t the Biggest Threat to the Future of Work—Policy Is|Edd Gent|November 23, 2020|Singularity Hub
That fundamentally breaks the supervisory responsibilities around market access.COVID put electronic trading to the test. It’s never buckled, Goldman Sachs says|Bernhard Warner|November 22, 2020|Fortune
Minority residents, nurses, and medical technicians could no longer be denied opportunities for training, employment, or promotion to supervisory positions.Philip Lee, physician and LBJ official who rolled out Medicare, dies at 96|Emily Langer|November 6, 2020|Washington Post