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.


  1. supervision

    Supervision is the process or act of overseeing, directing, managing, or instructing the work or tasks of others, particularly subordinates or individuals in a lower position, to ensure that objectives and standards are met efficiently and effectively. It involves guiding, training, correcting, and providing feedback to improve performance.

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. Randal Phillips:

    China's use of its market and its use of regulatory supervision blow a hole right through what WTO provides. So, there needs to be a new mechanism to have a higher degree of transparency and predictability.

  2. Sebastian Vrouwe:

    Young children cannot and should not operate a microwave without supervision.

  3. Jason Humbert:

    There's a couple of issues here, the FDA's role is to review and evaluate products for safety and effectiveness, particularly products that are intended for the treatment of a disease like cancer. Cancer requires the supervision of a licensed health care provider.

  4. Mark King:

    With our team we can just about be autonomous, and make stuff happen, touch base with people, get conversations going, phone banking with minimal supervision so it gives the campaign more reach.

  5. Brittany Raffa:

    Families were left without adequate child supervision with most childcare centers and schools closed or virtual (during the early part of the pandemic), as overall stress and parental substance use increased, substance use treatment centers and mental health care were disrupted.

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