One who controls something.
* (rfdate) (Dryden)
(business) A person who audits, and manages the financial affairs of a company or government; a comptroller.
(computing) A mechanism that controls or regulates the operation of a machine, especially a peripheral device in a computer.
(nautical) An iron block, usually bolted to a ship's deck, for controlling the running out of a chain cable. The links of the cable tend to drop into hollows in the block, and thus hold fast until disengaged.
- The great controller of our fate / Deigned to be man, and lived in low estate.
* chief, head, head man
* memory controller
* monitour (obsolete)
Someone who watches over something; a person in charge of something or someone.
* 1829 , Charles Sprague,
- The camp monitors look after the children during the night, when the teachers are asleep.
- And oft, mild friend, to me thou art
- A monitor , though still;
- Thou speak'st a lesson to my heart,
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.
- Beyond the preacher's skill.
(computing) A program for viewing and editing.
- The information flashed up on the monitor .
(British) A student leader in a class.
* 1871 , ,
- a machine code monitor
* 1881 , , Chapter X,
- 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.
(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
- 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 !
(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.
- You need not be a monitor to the king.
* hall monitor
* hallway monitor
* monitor lizard
* water monitor
To watch over; to guard.
* 1993 , H. Srinivasan, Prevention of Disabilities in Patients with Leprosy: A Practical Guide , World Health Organization,
* 1997 , Bekir Onursal, Surhid P. Gautam, Vehicular Air Pollution: Experiences from Seven Latin American Urban Centers , Volumes 23-373,
- Monitoring refers to keeping a watch over patients to ensure that they are practising what they have learnt about disability prevention correctly.
* 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,
- During July 1989-February 1990 ambient SO2, was monitored using a mobile station in the residential-commercial neighborhood of Copacabana.
- 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.
* oversee, supervise, track