Monitor vs Inquire - What's the difference?

monitor | inquire |


As a proper noun monitor

is any of several publications eg the "christian science monitor".

As a verb inquire is

(lb) to ask (about something).

monitor

English

Alternative forms

* monitour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Someone who watches over something; a person in charge of something or someone.
  • The camp monitors look after the children during the night, when the teachers are asleep.
  • * 1829 , Charles Sprague,
  • And oft, mild friend, to me thou art
    A monitor , though still;
    Thou speak'st a lesson to my heart,
    Beyond the preacher's skill.
  • A device that detects and informs on the presence, quantity, etc., of something.
  • (computing) A device similar to a television set used as to give a graphical display of the output from a computer.
  • The information flashed up on the monitor .
  • (computing) A program for viewing and editing.
  • a machine code monitor
  • (British) A student leader in a class.
  • * 1871 , ,
  • So, as she did not like the masters to be prying about the play-ground out of school, she chose from among the biggest and most trustworthy of her pupils five monitors , who had authority over the rest of the Boys, and kept the unruly ones in order.
  • * 1881 , , Chapter X,
  • But it was not so—at least, not always—for though they fell out among themselves, they united their forces against the common enemy—the monitors !
  • (nautical) One of a class of relatively small armored warships designed for shore bombardment or riverine warfare rather than combat with other ships.
  • (archaic) An ironclad.
  • A monitor lizard.
  • (obsolete) One who admonishes; one who warns of faults, informs of duty, or gives advice and instruction by way of reproof or caution.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • You need not be a monitor to the king.
  • (engineering) A tool holder, as for a lathe, shaped like a low turret, and capable of being revolved on a vertical pivot so as to bring the several tools successively into position.
  • Derived terms

    * hall monitor * hallway monitor * monitor lizard * water monitor

    See also

    * display * screen * VDU

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To watch over; to guard.
  • * 1993 , H. Srinivasan, Prevention of Disabilities in Patients with Leprosy: A Practical Guide , World Health Organization, page 134,
  • Monitoring refers to keeping a watch over patients to ensure that they are practising what they have learnt about disability prevention correctly.
  • * 1997 , Bekir Onursal, Surhid P. Gautam, Vehicular Air Pollution: Experiences from Seven Latin American Urban Centers , Volumes 23-373, page 239,
  • During July 1989-February 1990 ambient SO2, was monitored using a mobile station in the residential-commercial neighborhood of Copacabana.
  • * 2002', Mark Baker, Garry Smith, ''GridRM: A Resource '''Monitoring Architecture for the Grid'', in Manish Parashar (editor), ''Grid Computing - GRID 2002: Third International Workshop , Springer, LNCS 2536, page 268,
  • A wide-area distributed system such as a Grid requires that a broad range of data be monitored' and collected for a variety of tasks such as fault detection and performance ' monitoring , analysis, prediction and tuning.

    Synonyms

    * oversee, supervise, track

    Anagrams

    * ----

    inquire

    English

    Alternative forms

    * enquire (chiefly British)

    Verb

    (intransitive'' or ''transitive )
  • (lb) To ask (about something).
  • To make an inquiry or an investigation.
  • *
  • *:"A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day.A strong man—a strong one; and a heedless." ¶ "Of what party is he?" she inquired , as though casually.
  • Usage notes

    * In British English, the spelling enquire' is more common, with '''inquire''' often reserved for official inquests. In Canada and the US, both spellings are acceptable, though ' inquire is favored.

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * inquire after * inquire of

    See also

    * inquest * inquisition * inquisitive * inquisitor English reporting verbs ----