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supervisornoun [C]

/ˈsuː.pə.vaɪ.zər/  us   /-pɚ.vaɪ.zɚ/
C1 a ​person whose ​job is to ​supervise someone or something UK in some ​colleges, a ​teacher with ​responsibility for a ​particularstudent US A ​town or county supervisor is an ​electedofficial who ​manageslocalgovernmentservices.
supervisory
adjective uk   /ˌsuː.pəˈvaɪ.zər.i/  us   /-pɚˈvaɪ.zɚ-/
We need to ​employ more supervisory ​staff.
(Definition of supervisor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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supervisornoun [C]

uk   /ˈsuːpəvaɪzər/  us   /-pɚvaɪzə˞/ MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
a ​person who is in ​charge of a ​group of ​people or an ​area of ​work and who makes sure that the ​work is done correctly and according to the ​rules: All ​managers and supervisors should be familiar with ​policy and ​proceduresrelating to ​equalemploymentopportunities. A significant ​proportion of ​workersfelt they had been bullied by their immediate supervisor. a sales/​factory/​catering supervisor
(Definition of supervisor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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