a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent.
Education. an official responsible for assisting teachers in the preparation of syllabuses, in devising teaching methods, etc., in a department of instruction, especially in public schools.
(in some U.S. states) the chief elected administrative officer of a township, who is often also a member of the governing board of the county.

1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin supervīsor, equivalent to supervid-, stem of supervidēre to supervise + -tor -tor, with dt > s

supervisorship, noun
presupervisor, noun Unabridged
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supervisor (ˈsuːpəˌvaɪzə)
1.  a person who manages or supervises
2.  a foreman or forewoman
3.  (in some British universities) a tutor supervising the work, esp research work, of a student
4.  (in some US schools) an administrator running a department of teachers
5.  (in some US states) the elected chief official of a township or other subdivision of a county
6.  obsolete a spectator

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If you work long enough in the adjunct business, you will at some point clash
  with a supervisor.
To receive the certificate, please fill out the following information and
  return it with your witness and supervisor forms.
Whoever did the interview needs their supervisor to talk to them.
In theory, a single supervisor should improve accountability and make it easier
  to move resources around.
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