Monitor vs View - What's the difference?

monitor | view |


As a proper noun monitor

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

As a noun view is

(label) visual perception.

As a verb view is

to look at.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

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    view

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) Visual perception.
  • # The act of seeing or looking at something.
  • #* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view .
  • #* (John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • Objects near our view are thought greater than those of a larger size are more remote.
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=But Richmond
  • # The range of vision.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • The walls of Pluto's palace are in view .
  • # Something to look at, such as scenery.
  • #* (1777-1844)
  • 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view .
  • # (label) Appearance; show; aspect.
  • #* (Edmund Waller) (1606-1687)
  • [Graces] which, by the splendor of her view / Dazzled, before we never knew.
  • A picture, drawn or painted; a sketch.
  • (label) Opinion, judgement, imagination.
  • # A mental image.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • I have with exact view perused thee, Hector.
  • # A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.
  • #* (John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • to give a right view of this mistaken part of liberty
  • # A point of view.
  • # An intention or prospect.
  • #* (John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • No man sets himself about anything but upon some view or other which serves him for a reason.
  • A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases.
  • The part of a computer program which is visible to the user and can be interacted with; a user interface.
  • A wake. (rfex)
  • Antonyms

    * (part of computer program) model, controller

    Derived terms

    * angle of view * bankruptcy view * bird's-eye view * by-view * clear view screen * counterview * exploded view * field of view * in full view * in view of * out of view * page view * pay-per-view * point of view * rear-view * viewable * view angle * view camera * viewfinder/view finder * viewgraph * viewless * viewpoint * viewy * worldview/world-view/world view * worm's-eye view/worm's eye view

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To look at.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author=(Jonathan Freedland)
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Obama's once hip brand is now tainted , passage=Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.}}
  • To show.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * preview * review * viewer * viewing

    See also

    * see * look * voyeur

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