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Dictionary definition for: Monitor

1. (n) display consisting of a device that takes signals from a computer and displays them on a CRT screen

2. (v) keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance

3. (n) someone who supervises (an examination)

4. (n) someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided

5. (n) an iron-clad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac

6. (n) electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions

7. (n) a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble

8. (n) any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles

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