Definition Of monitor


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 good example is the savannah monitor, an African monitor lizard weighing about ten pounds, which spends most of its day patrolling its territory for tasty insects.

a shallow-draft armored warship mounting one or two heavy guns for bombardment.

They were up against John Dahlgren's naval force of monitors and warships.

a student with disciplinary or other special duties during school hours.

show the hall monitor your pass

a television receiver used in a studio to select or verify the picture being broadcast from a particular camera.

Products which could use the display include camera viewfinders, projectors, monitors , television sets and headsets for the military, medical and simulation markets.

an instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity.

a heart monitor

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Example Of monitor

  • A 17-inch flat screen monitor that displays distortion-free images with a high degree of clarity makes the home theatre system complete.

  • a monitor aboard the vessel said he had measured radiation levels ten times the normal level

  • A cheaper and even better solution is to install a depth monitor inside the operator cab.

  • A court-appointed monitor has been overseeing operations under a deferred-prosecution deal.

  • a heart monitor

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