What does Supervision mean?

Definitions for Supervision
-ˈvɪʒ ənsu·per·vi·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supervision, supervising, superintendence, oversightnoun

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


  1. supervisionnoun

    The act or instance of supervising.

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

  2. supervisionnoun

    Responsible oversight.

    Do not attempt this without adequate supervision.

  3. Etymology: From supervisio


  1. Supervision

    Supervision is an act or instance of directing, managing, or oversight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supervisionnoun

    the act of overseeing; inspection; superintendence; oversight

Editors Contribution

  1. supervision

    The act and process of supervising.

    The supervision at the play school was excellent.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Supervision in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Supervision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Supervision in a Sentence

  1. Richard Olney, a lawyer for the Boston & Maine and Attorney General under Grover Cleveland, advising a railroad president:

    The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.

  2. Mustafa Alani:

    Mohammed bin Salman can grow into the job under Mohammed bin Nayef's supervision.

  3. Liu Bingjiang:

    This is a dereliction of supervision duty and it should be resolutely resisted.

  4. Ingeborg Oswald:

    If you're going to do this, you really really really need to research it and make sure wherever you find is properly supervised and there's medical supervision there, and maybe even staying in the United States if you need to do it.

  5. Yehya Sharafeddine:

    The supervision is already in place even if they're (U.N.)not present at the port. Anything that enters the port is under the supervision of the United Nations.

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