Proctor vs Invigilate - What's the difference?

proctor | invigilate |


As verbs the difference between proctor and invigilate

is that proctor is to function as a proctor while invigilate is to oversee a test or exam.

As a noun proctor

is a person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student.

As an adjective Proctor

is pertaining to the Proctor test, a standardized test measuring soil moisture-density, especially for the requirements of construction projects: Proctor density, Proctor value.

As a proper noun Proctor

is {{surname}.

proctor

Alternative forms

* proctour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (US) A person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student.
  • (UK) An official at any of several older universities
  • (British, legal) A legal practitioner in ecclesiastical and some other courts
  • (obsolete) One appointed to collect alms for those who could not go out to beg for themselves, such as lepers and the bedridden.
  • Synonyms

    * (examination supervisor) invigilator

    Derived terms

    *proctorial *proctorship

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (US) To function as a proctor.
  • To manage as an attorney or agent.
  • (Bishop Warburton)

    invigilate

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To oversee a test or exam.
  • Professor Burns will be invigilating over the final examinations to ensure that the students do not cheat.

    Derived terms

    * invigilation * invigilator

    See also

    * proctor ----