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Semaphore vs. Monitor — What's the Difference?

Semaphore vs. Monitor — What's the Difference?

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Semaphore

A visual signaling apparatus with flags, lights, or mechanically moving arms, as one used on a railroad.
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Monitor

One that admonishes, cautions, or reminds, especially with respect to matters of conduct.
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Semaphore

A visual system for sending information by means of two flags that are held one in each hand, using an alphabetic code based on the position of the signaler's arms.
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Monitor

A pupil who assists a teacher in routine duties.
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Semaphore

To send (a message) or to signal by semaphore.
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Monitor

A usually electronic device used to record, regulate, or control a process or system.
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Semaphore

Any equipment used for visual signalling by means of flags, lights, or mechanically moving arms, which are used to represent letters of the alphabet, or words.
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Monitor

A video display or speaker used in a production studio to check audio or video quality
The sound engineer detected a hiss on the monitor.
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Semaphore

(figurative) A visual system for transmitting information using the above equipment; especially, by means of two flags held one in each hand, using an alphabetic and numeric code based on the position of the signaller's arms; flag semaphore.
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Monitor

(Computers)A device that accepts video signals from a computer and displays information on a screen; a video display.
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Semaphore

(computing) A bit, token, fragment of code, or some other mechanism which is used to restrict access to a shared function or device to a single process at a time, or to synchronize and coordinate events in different processes.
The thread increments the semaphore to prevent other threads from entering the critical section at the same time.
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Monitor

(Computers)A program that observes, supervises, or controls the activities of other programs.
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Semaphore

To signal using, or as if using, a semaphore, with the implication that it is done nonverbally.
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Monitor

An articulated device holding a rotating nozzle with which a jet of water is regulated, used in mining and firefighting.
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Semaphore

A signal telegraph; an apparatus for giving signals by the disposition of lanterns, flags, oscillating arms, etc.
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Monitor

A heavily ironclad warship of the 19th century with a low, flat deck and one or more gun turrets.
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Semaphore

An apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms
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Monitor

A modern warship designed for coastal bombardment.
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Semaphore

Send signals by or as if by semaphore
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Monitor

See monitor lizard.
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Semaphore

Convey by semaphore, of information
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Monitor

To check the quality or content of (an electronic audio or visual signal) by means of a receiver.
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Monitor

To check by means of an electronic receiver for significant content, such as military, political, or illegal activity
Monitor a suspected criminal's phone conversations.
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Monitor

To keep track of systematically with a view to collecting information
Monitor the bear population of a national park.
Monitored the political views of the people.
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Monitor

To test or sample, especially on a regular or ongoing basis
Monitored the city's drinking water for impurities.
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Monitor

To keep close watch over; supervise
Monitor an examination.
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Monitor

To direct.
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Monitor

To act as a monitor.
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Monitor

Someone who watches over something; a person in charge of something or someone.
The camp monitors look after the children during the night, when the teachers are asleep.
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Monitor

A device that detects and informs on the presence, quantity, etc., of something.
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Monitor

(computing) A device similar to a television set used as to give a graphical display of the output from a computer.
The information flashed up on the monitor.
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Monitor

A studio monitor or loudspeaker.
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Monitor

(computing) A program for viewing and editing.
A machine code monitor
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Monitor

A student leader in a class.
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Monitor

(nautical) One of a class of relatively small armored warships with only one or two turrets (but often carrying unusually large guns for a warship of its size), usually designed for shore bombardment or riverine warfare rather than open-ocean combat. from 1862
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Monitor

(archaic) An ironclad.
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Monitor

A monitor lizard.
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Monitor

(obsolete) One who admonishes; one who warns of faults, informs of duty, or gives advice and instruction by way of reproof or caution.
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Monitor

(engineering) 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 the several tools successively into position.
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Monitor

A monitor nozzle.
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Monitor

(transitive) To watch over; to guard.
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Monitor

One who admonishes; one who warns of faults, informs of duty, or gives advice and instruction by way of reproof or caution.
You need not be a monitor to the king.
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Monitor

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.
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Monitor

Any large Old World lizard of the genus Varanus; esp., the Egyptian species (Varanus Niloticus), which is useful because it devours the eggs and young of the crocodile. It is sometimes five or six feet long.
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Monitor

An ironclad war vessel, very low in the water, and having one or more heavily-armored revolving turrets, carrying heavy guns.
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Monitor

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.
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Monitor

A monitor nozzle.
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Monitor

Display consisting of a device that takes signals from a computer and displays them on a CRT screen
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Monitor

Someone who supervises (an examination)
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Monitor

Someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
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Monitor

An iron-clad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
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Monitor

Electronic equipment that is used to check the quality or content of electronic transmissions
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Monitor

A piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble
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Monitor

Any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles
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Monitor

Keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
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