Definitions for Supervision-ˈvɪʒ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

su•per•viseˈsu pərˌvaɪz(v.t.)-vised, -vis•ing.

  1. to watch over and direct (a process, work, workers, etc.); oversee; superintend.

Origin of supervise:

1580–90; < ML supervīsus, ptp. of supervidēre=super-super - +vidēre to see

su`per•vi′sion-ˈvɪʒ ən(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supervision, supervising, superintendence, oversight(noun)

    management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. supervision(noun)ˈsu pərˌvaɪz

    when sth or sb is being supervised

    the supervision of volunteers


  1. supervision(Noun)

    The act or instance of supervising.

    Under his parents supervision he drilled the holes in the wood.

  2. supervision(Noun)

    Responsible oversight.

    Do not attempt this without adequate supervision.

  3. Origin: From supervisio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supervision(noun)

    the act of overseeing; inspection; superintendence; oversight

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Supervision' in Nouns Frequency: #2078

Translations for Supervision

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act or work of supervising or state of being supervised

The firm's accounts are under the personal supervision of the manager; These children should have more supervision.

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