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Semaphore vs. Monitor

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Semaphorenoun

Any visual signaling system with flags, lights, or mechanically moving arms.

Monitornoun

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.’;

Semaphorenoun

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

Monitornoun

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

Semaphorenoun

(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.’;

Monitornoun

(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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Semaphoreverb

To signal using (or as if using) a semaphore.

Monitornoun

A studio monitor or loudspeaker.

Semaphorenoun

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

Monitornoun

(computing) A program for viewing and editing.

‘a machine code monitor’;

Semaphorenoun

an apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms

Monitornoun

A student leader in a class.

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Semaphoreverb

send signals by or as if by semaphore

Monitornoun

(nautical) One of a class of relatively small armored warships designed for shore bombardment or riverine warfare rather than combat with other ships.

Semaphoreverb

convey by semaphore, of information

Monitornoun

(archaic) An ironclad.

Monitornoun

A monitor lizard.

Monitornoun

(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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Monitornoun

(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.

Monitornoun

A monitor nozzle.

Monitorverb

(transitive) To watch over; to guard.

Monitornoun

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.’;

Monitornoun

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.

Monitornoun

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.

Monitornoun

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

Monitornoun

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.

Monitornoun

A monitor nozzle.

Monitornoun

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

Monitornoun

someone who supervises (an examination)

Monitornoun

someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided

Monitornoun

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

Monitornoun

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

Monitornoun

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

Monitornoun

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

Monitorverb

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

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