Definition of supervisor in English:



  • 1A person who supervises a person or an activity.

    • ‘This result corresponds with the presumed deficit in supervisory training of agricultural supervisors and managers and the results of this study.’
    • ‘It's also helpful to create and constantly update a tracking system to keep account of which supervisors have completed training - and when.’
    • ‘Employees expect supervisors and managers to set an example.’
    • ‘Higher-level managers often spot-quiz supervisors about their new employees: What are his hobbies?’
    • ‘I also feel frustration when I have to report to, and through many layers of, supervisors, vice presidents, etc. who aren't that bright.’
    • ‘Restaurant supervisors start on about €19,000 moving up to €25,000, depending on their experience and place of work.’
    • ‘As difficult as it may be, have a candid conversation with your supervisor about your schedule and ways to recharge your battery.’
    • ‘Still, there are precious few companies that pay significant attention to how their employees feel about their supervisors, or recognize how important that can be.’
    • ‘In some cases, court decisions, legislative action, or other informal influences have undermined supervisors.’
    • ‘Every cubicle is occupied, by designers, supervisors, and accountants.’
    • ‘Positive discipline is a mutual problem solving approach in which the supervisor and employee try to reach agreement on how to resolve the issue.’
    • ‘Here's what's surprising to me: 27 percent had come to the attention of supervisors for suspicious activities prior to the crime they were caught committing.’
    • ‘The supervisor said that the employees were correct in their response, and to do otherwise would have been beyond the scope of their authority.’
    • ‘In addition, it is expected that supervisory skills are limited and few supervisors received training in how to manage people.’
    • ‘Both supervisors and employees should be educated to look for signs of potential problems.’
    • ‘He said to this end training of magistrates, investigators, bankers and supervisors has been on-going, and anti-money laundering television programmes have been conducted to try and raise the levels of awareness.’
    • ‘Bank supervisors, through lax supervision, had become instruments of this policy of propping up favored borrowers.’
    • ‘They were mainly telesales people and call centre supervisors who moved into business development and sales management roles.’
    • ‘At one school, eight outside supervisors were needed to supervise and substitute.’
    • ‘Line supervisors were charged with keeping each piece of equipment and each worker fully utilized.’
    manager, director, administrator, overseer, controller, boss, chief, superintendent, inspector, head, governor, superior, organizer, conductor, steward, foreman, ganger
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    1. 1.1 A person who directs and oversees the work of a postgraduate research student.
      • ‘Even better, your supervisor, a top researcher in the field, wants to nurture your interest in science…’
      • ‘If students and supervisors find themselves initially bamboozled with beginning an exegesis, then I suggest that they read the exegeses of others and talk to candidates who are further advanced in the processes.’
      • ‘This commonly occurs in editing and publishing, and in controversial circumstances might be the role a supervisor takes in the postgraduate student's final work.’
      • ‘Before the course begins, students get their supervisor, their peers, and the people they manage to critique them and forward their evaluations to the course instructors.’
      • ‘Day-to-day activities varied from helping with the telephone and photocopying to reporting to her supervisor about on-going legislative committee hearings and her own bill-analysis research.’
      • ‘Teacher educators, supervisors, and professors who teach, mentor, and advise preservice teachers should consider the resistant nature of teacher efficacy beliefs.’
      • ‘And yet, there are also questions we might ask ourselves: How much do you share between supervisor and research student?’
      • ‘To such supervisors, research students may represent a source of cheap research labour.’
      • ‘My heartfelt thank goes to my supervisor for his insightful suggestions.’
      • ‘It was an unusual meeting of supervisor and postgraduates: all four of us were aged between twenty-four and thirty.’
      • ‘They have only occasional contact with supervisors, other health professionals and the client's family.’
      • ‘In the third phase, the participant, her appointed mentor, and her direct supervisor will design a professional development plan.’
      • ‘However, in order to make this project work, the Institute needs the input of PhD and MA supervisors to put students in contact with them.’
      • ‘Work done by university staff acting as supervisors for postgraduate students can be viewed in the same way.’
      • ‘I owed my participation to my research supervisor at Cambridge, only to find myself in a group of celebrities from all over the world - statesmen, philosophers, journalists, Members of Parliament and poets.’