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ˈmɒnɪtə Listen
  • a device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of something.
    E.g. a heart monitor
  • a television receiver used in a studio to select or verify the picture being broadcast from a particular camera.
    E.g. the playback can be displayed on an external television screen or monitor
  • a school pupil with disciplinary or other special duties.
    E.g. he was a school monitor and a choir boy
  • a large tropical Old World lizard with a long neck, narrow head, forked tongue, strong claws, and a short body. Monitors were formerly believed to give warning of crocodiles.
  • a shallow-draught warship mounting one or two heavy guns for bombardment.
  • observe and check the progress or quality of (something) over a period of time; keep under systematic review.
    E.g. equipment was installed to monitor air quality

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