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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Monitor  \Mon"i*tor\,  n.  [L.,  fr  monere.  See  {Monition},  and  cf 
  1.  One  who  admonishes;  one  who  warns  of  faults,  informs  of 
  duty,  or  gives  advice  and  instruction  by  way  of  reproof  or 
  You  need  not  be  a  monitor  to  the  king.  --Bacon. 
  2.  Hence  specifically,  a  pupil  selected  to  look  to  the 
  school  in  the  absence  of  the  instructor,  to  notice  the 
  absence  or  faults  of  the  scholars,  or  to  instruct  a 
  division  or  class. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  large  Old  World  lizard  of  the  genus 
  {Varanus};  esp.,  the  Egyptian  species  ({V.  Niloticus}), 
  which  is  useful  because  it  devours  the  eggs  and  young  of 
  the  crocodile.  It  is  sometimes  five  or  six  feet  long. 
  4.  [So  called  from  the  name  given  by  Captain  Ericson,  its 
  designer,  to  the  first  ship  of  the  kind.]  An  ironclad  war 
  vessel,  very  low  in  the  water,  and  having  one  or  more 
  heavily-armored  revolving  turrets,  carrying  heavy  guns. 
  5.  (Mach.)  A  tool  holder,  as  for  a  lathe,  shaped  like  a  low 
  turret,  and  capable  of  being  revolved  on  a  vertical  pivot 
  so  as  to  bring  successively  the  several  tools  in  holds 
  into  proper  position  for  cutting. 
  {Monitor  top},  the  raised  central  portion,  or  clearstory,  of 
  a  car  roof,  having  low  windows  along  its  sides. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Monitor  \Mon"i*tor\,  n. 
  A  monitor  nozzle. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  someone  who  supervises  (an  examination)  [syn:  {proctor}] 
  2:  someone  who  gives  a  warning  so  that  a  mistake  can  be  avoided 
  [syn:  {admonisher},  {reminder}] 
  3:  a  device  that  takes  signals  from  a  computer  and  displays 
  them  on  a  CRT  screen 
  4:  equipment  that  is  used  to  check  the  quality  or  content  of 
  electronic  transmissions 
  5:  a  piece  of  electronic  equipment  that  keeps  track  of  the 
  operation  of  a  system  continuously  and  warns  of  trouble 
  6:  any  of  various  large  tropical  carnivorous  lizards  of  Africa 
  Asia  and  Australia;  fabled  to  warn  of  crocodiles  [syn:  {monitor 
  lizard},  {varan}] 
  v  :  keep  tabs  on  keep  an  eye  on  keep  under  surveillance  [syn: 
  {supervise},  {ride  herd  on}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.  A  {cathode-ray  tube}  and  associated  electronics  connected 
  to  a  computer's  video  output.  A  monitor  may  be  either 
  {monochrome}  (black  and  white)  or  colour  ({RGB}).  Colour 
  monitors  may  show  either  digital  colour  (each  of  the  red, 
  green  and  blue  signals  may  be  either  on  or  off  giving  eight 
  possible  colours:  black,  white,  red,  green,  blue,  cyan, 
  magenta  and  yellow)  or  analog  colour  (red,  green  and  blue 
  signals  are  continuously  variable  allowing  any  combination  to 
  be  displayed).  Digital  monitors  are  sometimes  known  as  {TTL} 
  because  the  voltages  on  the  red,  green  and  blue  inputs  are 
  compatible  with  TTL  logic  chips. 
  See  also  {gamut},  {multisync},  {visual  display  unit}. 
  2.  A  programming  language  construct  which  encapsulates 
  variables,  access  procedures  and  initialisation  code  within  an 
  abstract  data  type  The  monitor's  variable  may  only  be 
  accessed  via  its  access  procedures  and  only  one  process  may  be 
  actively  accessing  the  monitor  at  any  one  time.  The  access 
  procedures  are  {critical  section}s.  A  monitor  may  have  a 
  queue  of  processes  which  are  waiting  to  access  it 
  3.  A  hardware  device  that  measures  electrical  events  such  as 
  pulses  or  voltage  levels  in  a  digital  computer. 
  4.  To  oversee  a  program  during  execution.  For  example,  the 
  monitor  function  in  the  {Unix}  {C}  library  enables  profiling 
  of  a  certain  range  of  code  addresses.  A  histogram  is  produced 
  showing  how  often  the  {program  counter}  was  found  to  be  at 
  each  position  and  how  often  each  profiled  function  was  called 
  {Unix}  {man}  page:  monitor(3). 
  5.  A  control  program  within  the  {operating  system}  that 
  manages  the  allocation  of  system  resources  to  active 
  6.  A  program  that  measures  software  performance. 

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