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supervisory

[soo-per-vahy-zuh-ree] /ˌsu pərˈvaɪ zə ri/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or having supervision.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; supervise + -ory1
Related forms
nonsupervisory, adjective
unsupervisory, adjective
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  • Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer.
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  • Little has been done to remedy the supervisory and regulatory failings that allowed such a disaster to happen.
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience is required.
British Dictionary definitions for supervisory

supervisory

/suːpəˈvaɪzərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, involving, or limited to supervision: a supervisory capacity
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Word Origin and History for supervisory
adj.

1828, from supervise + -ory.

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