Etymology
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supervisor (n.)

"one who inspects and directs the work of others," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin supervisor, agent noun from supervidere "oversee, inspect" (see supervise).

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Definitions of supervisor

supervisor (n.)
one who supervises or has charge and direction of;
supervisor (n.)
a program that controls the execution of other programs;
Synonyms: supervisory program / executive program
From wordnet.princeton.edu