the act or function of supervising; superintendence.

1615–25; < Medieval Latin supervīsiōn- (stem of supervīsiō) oversight, equivalent to super- super- + vīsiōn- vision

nonsupervision, noun
presupervision, noun
prosupervision, adjective Unabridged
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supervise (ˈsuːpəˌvaɪz)
1.  to direct or oversee the performance or operation of
2.  to watch over so as to maintain order, etc
[C16: from Medieval Latin supervidēre, from Latin super- + vidēre to see]

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Example sentences
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.
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