supervision Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “supervision” in the English Dictionary

"supervision" in British English

See all translations

supervisionnoun [U]

uk   /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 ​chemicalsunless they are under the supervision of a ​teacher.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of supervision from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"supervision" in Business English

See all translations

supervisionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌsuːpəˈvɪʒən/ MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
the ​activity of ​managing a ​department, ​project, etc. and of making sure that things are done correctly and according to the ​rules: supervision of sb/sth Supervision of ​capitalmarkets will ​help to mobilize ​resources for ​investment in the least-developed countries. Central ​banks need ​operationalindependence from politicians if regulation and supervision are to be ​effective. banking/​financial/​regulatory supervision government/​state/​federal supervision under the supervision of sb/sth Cleaning-up ​operations are taking ​place under the supervision of the EPA, but ​progress has been ​slow.under supervision Students on the ​course have the ​opportunity to do ​legalwork under supervision.close/direct/strict supervision All ​repairwork is being ​performedcautiously and with ​close supervision.
(Definition of supervision from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “supervision”
in Arabic إشْراف…
in Korean 감독…
in Portuguese supervisão…
in Catalan supervisió…
in Japanese 監視, 監督…
in Chinese (Simplified) 监督,管理,指导…
in Turkish denetleme, nezaret, idare…
in Russian наблюдение, руководство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 監督,管理,指導…
in Italian supervisione, sorveglianza…
in Polish nadzór…
What is the pronunciation of supervision?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More