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Dictionary Definition

monitoring n : the act of observing something (and sometimes keeping a record of it); "the monitoring of enemy communications plays an important role in war times"

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English

Noun

monitoring
  1. The act of listening, carrying out surveillance on, and/or recording the emissions of one's own or allied forces for the purpose of maintaining and improving procedural standards and security, or for reference, as applicable.
  2. The act of listening, carrying out surveillance on, and/or recording of enemy emissions for intelligence purposes.
  3. The act of detecting the presence of signals, such as electromagnetic radiation, sound, or visual signals, and the measurement thereof with appropriate measuring instruments.
  4. The act of detecting the presence of radiation and the measurement thereof with radiation measuring instruments.

Translations

The act of listening, carrying out surveillance on
The act of listening, carrying out surveillance on, and/or recording of enemy emissions for intelligence purposes
The act of detecting the presence of signals
The act of detecting the presence of radiation and the measurement thereof

Extensive Definition

To monitor or monitoring generally means to be aware of the state of a system. Below are a couple of specific examples:

See also

monitoring in German: Monitoring
monitoring in Lithuanian: Monitoringas

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

custodianship, custody, eagle eye, guard, guardedness, guardianship, interlaced scanning, invigilation, lookout, mixing, observance, peeled eye, proctoring, prudence, qui vive, scanning, shading, sharp eye, stewardship, surveillance, switching, telecasting, televising, vigil, vigilance, wariness, watch, watch and ward, watchful eye, watchfulness, watching, weather eye
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