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Mentor vs. Supervisor

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mentor and Supervisor is that the Mentor is a guidance relationship and Supervisor is a manager in a business or event

Wikipedia
  • Mentor (noun)

    A wise and trusted counselor or teacher

  • Mentor (verb)

    To act as someone's mentor

  • Supervisor (noun)

    A person with the official task of overseeing the work of a person or group, or of other operations and activities.

  • Supervisor (noun)

    A person who monitors someone to make sure they comply with rules or other requirements set for them.

  • Supervisor (noun)

    In certain states, an elected member of the governing body for a county which is called the board of supervisors.

  • Supervisor (noun)

    A process responsible for managing other processes.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Mentor (noun)

    A wise and faithful counselor or monitor.

  • Supervisor (noun)

    One who supervises; an overseer; an inspector; a superintendent; as, a supervisor of schools.

  • Supervisor (noun)

    A spectator; a looker-on.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mentor (noun)

    a wise and trusted guide and advisor

  • Mentor (verb)

    serve as a teacher or trusted counselor;

    "The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school"

    "She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring"

  • Supervisor (noun)

    one who supervises or has charge and direction of

  • Supervisor (noun)

    a program that controls the execution of other programs

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