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English definition of “supervision”

supervision

noun [U]     /ˌsuː.pəˈvɪʒ.ən/ US  /-pɚ-/
C1 the act of watching a person or activity and making certain that everything is done correctly, safely, etc.: Students are not allowed to handle these chemicals unless they are under the supervision of a teacher.Power to control
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