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Definition of "monitor" []

  • One that admonishes, cautions, or reminds, especially with respect to matters of conduct. (noun)
  • A pupil who assists a teacher in routine duties. (noun)
  • A usually electronic device used to record, regulate, or control a process or system. (noun)
  • A receiver, such as a screen or speaker, that is used to check the quality or content of an electronic transmission: followed the broadcast on the television monitor. (noun)
  • Computer Science A device that accepts video signals from a computer and displays information on a screen; a video display. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monitor" in a sentence
  • "[32] ‮ الضب ‬, _Thob_ -- monitor: probably, _monitor pulchra_."
  • "For over 50 years, the generic term "monitor" has meant only a display device - usually a high quality display device but more so, the term monitor has meant no tuner included."
  • "Because the monitor is made of glass and glass is reflective, make sure the light doesn't reflect off the monitor from the camera angle."