monitor

To seek information about an agent's behavior; a device that provides such information. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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I. monitor mon‧i‧tor 1 [ˈmɒntə ǁ ˈmɑːntər] verb [transitive]
to carefully watch and check a situation in order to see how it changes or progresses over a period of time:

• The company constantly monitors its performance against that of its competitors.

  [m0] II. monitor monitor 2 noun [countable]
1. COMPUTING the part of a computer that looks like a television and shows information; = VDU:

• a color monitor

2. an independent person whose job is to make sure that an activity, situation etc is fair or legal:

• human rights monitors

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monitor UK US /ˈmɒnɪtər/ noun [C]
IT a computer screen: »

Adjust your monitor if the colour does not appear quite right.

LAW a person or organization whose job is to make certain that something is done properly or honestly: »

The process will be watched closely during the next three years by an independent monitor.

IT a machine that regularly watches or tests and records something: »

The acoustical monitor will collect real-time data and filter out non-whale noises.

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a surveillance monitor

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a blood pressure/heart monitor

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monitor UK US /ˈmɒnɪtər/ verb [T]
to watch a situation carefully for a period of time in order to discover something about it: »

The government had agreed to allow the inspectors to monitor the refuelling process.

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Police froze his bank accounts and monitored his ATM card in case he tried to make a transaction.

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Comings and goings are monitored by security cameras.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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