Monitor vs Predict - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun monitor

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

As a verb predict is

to make a prediction: to forecast, foretell, or estimate a future event on the basis of knowledge and reasoning; to prophesy a future event on the basis of mystical knowledge or power.

As a noun predict is

(obsolete) a prediction.

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

    * ----

    predict

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a prediction: to forecast, foretell, or estimate a future event on the basis of knowledge and reasoning; to prophesy a future event on the basis of mystical knowledge or power.
  • *1590 , E. Daunce, A Briefe Discourse on the Spanish State , 40
  • *:After he had renounced his father]]s bishoprick of Valentia in Spaine... and to attaine by degrees the Maiesty of , was created Duke of that place, gaue for his poesie, Aut Cesar, aut nihil . which being not fauoured from the heauens, had presently the [[event, euent the same predicted .
  • :2000 , , (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) , xiii.
  • ::Professor Trelawney kept predicting Harry’s death, which he found extremely annoying.
  • :2012 , (Jeremy Bernstein), " A Palette of Particles" in (American Scientist) , Vol. 100, No. 2, p. 146
  • ::The physics of elementary particles in the 20th century was distinguished by the observation of particles whose existence had been predicted by theorists sometimes decades earlier.
  • To imply.
  • *1886 , Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society , 177. 338
  • *:It is interesting to see how clearly theory predicts the difference between the ascending and descending curves of a dynamo.
  • To make predictions.
  • *1652 , J. Gaule, ???-?????? the mag-astro-mancer , 196
  • *:The devil can both predict and make predictors.
  • (transitive, military, rare) To direct a ranged weapon against a target by means of a predictor.
  • *1943 , L. Cheshire, Bomber Pilot , iii. 57
  • *:They're predicting us now; looks like a barrage.
  • Synonyms

    * (l),

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A prediction.
  • * 1609 , :
  • Or say with Princes if it shall go well, / By oft predict that I in heaven find.