monitor - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “monitor”

See all translations

monitor

noun [C]  us   /ˈmɑn·ɪ·t̬ər/

monitor noun [C] (SCREEN)

a device with a screen on which words or pictures can be shown: a computer monitor

monitor noun [C] (WATCHER)

a person who has the job of watching or checking particular things, or a machine that regularly tests or records things: United Nations monitors were prevented from entering the area. A fetal monitor records an unborn baby’s heartbeat. In school, a monitor is a student with special duties who helps the teacher: the attendance monitor

monitor

verb [T]  us   /ˈmɑn·ɪ·t̬ər/

monitor verb [T] (WATCH)

to watch and check something carefully over a period of time: They hired an accountant to help monitor cash flow. The nurse is monitoring his heart rate and respiration.
(Definition of monitor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of monitor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “monitor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Contestants…suck on a modified vaper until they’ve filled their chest cavity with enough vaporised nicotine “e-juice” to shoot out a belch of white smoke upwards of 4ft long.

Read More