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[soo-per-vizh-uh n] /ˌsu pərˈvɪʒ ən/
the act or function of supervising; superintendence.
Origin of supervision
1615-25; < Medieval Latin supervīsiōn- (stem of supervīsiō) oversight, equivalent to super- super- + vīsiōn- vision
Related forms
nonsupervision, noun
presupervision, noun
prosupervision, adjective Unabridged
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  • These are people who are not under anyone's supervision.
  • They must also complete many hours of fieldwork under supervision.
  • The results suggest that freshly minted medical residents may need added supervision, or extra lessons in dispensing meds safely.
  • Initial costs may be high currently, but when such plants are up and running, they don't need much supervision.
  • Residencies attempt to mitigate potential harm through supervision and graduated responsibility.
  • We are strengthening central bank supervision and eliminating local authorities administrative interference.
  • New demands for central supervision must therefore be combined with a reversal of centrism in other areas.
  • Inside, a bounty of produce thrives under the supervision of a computer-controlled network of sensors, motors and plumbing.
  • With an adult's supervision, install a gaming system.
  • supervision of the program in summer session as well as during the academic year is normally required.
Word Origin and History for supervision

1630s, from Medieval Latin supervisionem (nominative supervisio), noun of action from past participle stem of supervidere (see supervise).

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