Definition of supervision in US English:



  • The action of supervising someone or something.

    ‘she let them work without supervision’
    ‘students were under the supervision of the faculty member at all times’
    • ‘In short, the world's international system of finance is heading for a new era - and one with little supervision or control.’
    • ‘Today, he is still under medical supervision, in the care of his mother.’
    • ‘Their purpose is the supervision, monitoring or control of persons or places.’
    • ‘Therefore, regulation and supervision are needed.’
    • ‘Secondly, this production regime is relatively costly in terms of its requirements for supervision and management.’
    administration, management, direction, control, charge
    observation, inspection, guidance, custody, charge, safe keeping, care, guardianship, wardship, leadership
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