- 1An instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity: a heart monitorMore example sentences
detector, scanner, recorder; listening device; security camera
- These shortcomings underscore the appeal of so-called continuous glucose monitors, which check blood sugar levels scores of times a day.
- A heart monitor clicked like a clock next to the bed.
- He looked up to where the doctor was checking over the heart monitor.
- 1.1A person operating a monitor.More example sentences
- The machine monitor who has worked for the company for nearly 39 years said the news was a shock.
- 1.2A person who observes a process or activity to check that it is carried out fairly or correctly, especially in an official capacity: the independent judicial monitorMore example sentences
observer, watchdog, overseer, supervisor
- So this time around, city officials hope election monitors will pronounce the process glitch-free.
- Like all players in the electoral process, monitors must also abide by the rules and regulations of the game.
- The task at hand now for international peace monitors is ensuring that the process gets back on track.
- 1.3A person who listens to and reports on foreign radio broadcasts and signals.More example sentences
- Intelligence monitors are picking up less terror threat talk than a year ago, the Homeland Security Secretary said Thursday.
- 1.4 A raised section of roof running down the center of a railroad car, building, etc., providing light or ventilation; a clerestory.More example sentences
- A roof monitor admits north light, and a large window and porch offer quiet views to the wooded hillside.
- Libraries are ideal building types for the extensive use of roof monitors because of the common one- or two-story configuration of the floor plan.
- The atrium is paved in pale limestone and spanned by four west-facing light monitors above.
- 2A student with disciplinary or other special duties during school hours: show the hall monitor your passMore example sentences
- She shook her head and leaned against him as they walked out of the school, totally unnoticed by teachers and hall monitors.
- The approach taken by some schools to introduce pupils as monitors had proved effective at tackling vandalism on buses.
- Since the first grade he has been always an excellent pupil and the class monitor.
- 3A television receiver used in a studio to select or verify the picture being broadcast from a particular camera.More example sentences
- Products which could use the display include camera viewfinders, projectors, monitors, television sets and headsets for the military, medical and simulation markets.
- The room has several wooden chairs with television monitors playing footage of moving clouds.
- Now I place it under a television camera, and that is fed to a television monitor in front of Howard.
- 3.1A screen that displays an image generated by a computer.More example sentences
- If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel you can change the size of fonts and images displayed on your monitor screen with a single click.
- Computer monitors generally have a refresh rate of at least 60 Hz, meaning the screen is refreshed at least 60 times a second.
- Alone at his desk, the detective glances up at the black login screen displayed on the computer monitor.
- 3.2A loudspeaker, especially one used by performers on stage to hear themselves or in the studio to hear what has been recorded.More example sentences
- The musician's stage contains no wedge monitors and very few microphones.
- The 896HD's outputs fed both the quad mix to the house and the in-ear monitors used for the stage.
- Loud stage monitors can make the situation worse, because there's a constant slap delay when their sound bounces off of the back wall and heads back into the house.
- 4 (also monitor lizard) 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.
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- Family Varanidae and genus Varanus: many species. See also Komodo dragon
- 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.
- Two million years ago bizarre creatures roamed the Australian continent - the flesh-eating giant rat-kangaroo, the thunder bird, the marsupial wolf, and a giant monitor lizard.
- Probably the most famous species of monitor lizard is the Komodo Dragon which lives on several islands in Indonesia.
- 5 • historical A shallow-draft armored warship mounting one or two heavy guns for bombardment.More example sentences
- They were up against John Dahlgren's naval force of monitors and warships.
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- 1Observe and check the progress or quality of (something) over a period of time; keep under systematic review: equipment was installed to monitor air qualityMore example sentences
- To guard against corruption, those countries will use a system of peer review to monitor deployment of funds and progress toward good governance.
- The system monitors all workflows in progress and interprets the results upon completion of each step.
- The duration of light and intense exercise training was also monitored during this study period.
- 1.1Maintain regular surveillance over: it was easy for the enemy to monitor his movementsMore example sentences
- The door is electronically locked and monitored by both surveillance cameras and employees.
- Architectural elements control pedestrian access, and surveillance cameras monitor people as they approach the area.
- Thousands of police, army troops and security men stood on guard in and around the Grand Mosque as surveillance cameras monitored the crowds.
- 1.2Listen to and report on (a foreign radio broadcast or a telephone conversation).More example sentences
- Corporate spies could also use an inexpensive scanner radio to monitor the conversation.
- Some employers will monitor telephone conversations.
- Telephone conversations would be monitored during the gag period, it said.
- 1.3Check or regulate the technical quality of (a radio transmission or television signal).More example sentences
- To specifically monitor the fluorescence signal, we placed a bandpass filter centered at 580 nm in front of the optical detector.
- Anania says integration was important in metro area networking because transmissions need to be monitored at each node.
- The negative peak was observed only if the PA signal had been monitored at low, and not high, frequencies.
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- As the blogger put it, we become monitorial citizens, and, I'd add, better citizens.
- This may be an answer to the changing definition of citizenship: from the early 20th century notion of the informed citizen to the ‘monitorial citizen’ of today.
- A lot of people had been cruel to him due to his monitorial status.