Chief vs Supervisor - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between chief and supervisor

is that chief is (senseid)a leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc while supervisor is (management) a person with the official task of overseeing the work of a person or group.

As a adjective chief

is primary; principal.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

chief

English

(wikipedia chief)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (senseid)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 4:
  • My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom.
  • (heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.
  • * 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry :
  • When the Chief' is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "''On a '''Chief ".
  • (senseid)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.
  • All firefighters report to the fire chief .
  • An informal address to an equal.
  • Hey, chief.

    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    (chief) * chief constable * chiefess * chief executive * chief executive officer/CEO * chief legal officer * chief mate * chief of staff * chief of state * chief petty officer * commander in chief * dexter chief * editor in chief * fire chief * in chief * police chief * war chief

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Primary; principal.
  • Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.

    See also

    * chef

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    supervisor

    English

    Alternative forms

    * supervisour (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (management) A person with the official task of overseeing the work of a person or group.
  • A person who monitors someone to make sure they comply with rules or other requirements set for them.
  • (US) In certain states, an elected member of the governing body for a county which is called the board of supervisors.
  • See also

    * manager * on-call supervisor. * superintendent

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