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mon·i·tor / ˈmänətər/ • n. 1. an instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity: a heart monitor. ∎  a person operating such an instrument or device. ∎  a person who observes a process or activity to check that it is carried out fairly or correctly, esp. in an official capacity. ∎  a person who listens to and reports on foreign radio broadcasts and signals. ∎  a jointed nozzle from which water streams in any desired direction, used in firefighting and hydraulic mining. ∎  a raised section of roof running down the center of a railroad car, building, etc., providing light or ventilation; a clerestory. 2. a student with disciplinary or other special duties during school hours: show the hall monitor your pass. 3. a television receiver used in a studio to select or verify the picture being broadcast from a particular camera. ∎  a television that displays an image generated by a computer. ∎  a loudspeaker, esp. one used by performers on stage to hear themselves or in the studio to hear what has been recorded. 4. (also monitor lizard) a large tropical Old World lizard (genus Varanus, family Varanidae) with a long neck, narrow head, forked tongue, strong claws, and a short body. Monitors were formerly believed to give warning of crocodiles. 5. hist. a shallow-draft armored warship mounting one or two heavy guns for bombardment. • v. [tr.] observe and check the progress or quality of (something) over a period of time; keep under systematic review: equipment was installed to monitor air quality. ∎  maintain regular surveillance over: it was easy for the enemy to monitor his movements. ∎  listen to and report on (a foreign radio broadcast or a telephone conversation). ∎  check or regulate the technical quality of (a radio transmission or television signal). DERIVATIVES: mon·i·to·ri·al / ˌmänəˈtôrēəl/ adj. mon·i·tor·ship / ship/ n.

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monitor (in zoology)

monitor, any of various, mostly tropical lizards. A monitor lizard has a heavy body, long head and neck, long tail that comes to a whiplike end, and strong legs with sharp claws. Its slender, forked tongue is protrusible. Monitors range in size from the 8-in. (20-cm) short-tailed species of W Australia to the 10-ft, 300-lb (3-m, 136-kg) Komodo dragon, the giant among living lizards, that lives on the small Indonesian island of Komodo and some smaller neighboring islands. Some monitor species spend their lives in trees, and others inhabit lakes and rivers; they can be found on the oceanic islands and continents of the Eastern Hemisphere in all types of warm habitats, from tropical forest to desert. They feed on various kinds of animal matter, including eggs, rats, frogs, and decaying meat. The larger species will attack small deer and pigs. They often tear the prey with claws and teeth, but generally swallow it whole or in large chunks. Monitors lay from 7 to 35 leathery eggs, usually in holes in the ground or in trees. They are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Reptilia, order Squamata, family Varanidae, genus Varanus.

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monitor
1. A device that is used for checking the progress and operation of a system. A display and keyboard may be used in the roles of both a control console and a monitor. Display screens without keyboards may be used as remote monitors to allow the status of the system to be observed from remote locations.

2. Another name for supervisor, or even a complete operating system.

3. A programming construct devised by Hoare to allow controlled sharing of resources by otherwise asynchronous processes, and involving the provision of controlled passing of variables between the processes.

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monitor Any of several species of powerful lizards that live in Africa, s Asia, Indonesia and Australia, including the komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). Most species are dull-coloured with yellow markings; many are semi-aquatic. Length: to 3m (10ft). Family Varanidae.

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monitor

monitor. Elevated section of a roof with openings at both sides for light and ventilation running its full length (as in a US railway-car or a factory).

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Monitor

Monitor (mon-i-ter) n. see quality assurance (tool).

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monitor

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