* 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
One who, or that which, tracks or pursues, as a man or dog that follows game.
In the organ, a light strip of wood connecting (in path) a key and a pallet, to communicate motion by pulling.
(computing) A type of computer software for composing music by aligning samples on parallel timelines.
* 2004 , "dilvie", new.scene.org'' (on newsgroup ''alt.music.mods )
* 2008 , Karen Collins, Game sound
- Trackers have broken out of the demoscene, are are(SIC) now in use by thousands of professional musicians. It's not uncommon to hear about people using trackers on DJ forums, and electronic music production communities
(computing) A musician who writes music in a tracker.
* 1999 , "Adrian Dunn", Re: Using a scanned picture in your demo'' (on newsgroup ''comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos )
- Although there were a few game companies outside the Amiga scene that used a tracker format (Epic Mega-Games, for instance), the majority used the better-supported MIDI.
(computing) A computer program that monitors something.
# (file sharing) Server software that coordinates peers in the BitTorrent protocol.
(finance) A tracker mortgage.
- You can always find musicians. There are more trackers than coders, pixelers, organizers, couriers, and designers combined.