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1. 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. (bacon)

2. 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.

3. (Science: zoology) Any large old world lizard of the genus varanus; especially, the egyptian species (V. Niloticus), which is useful because it devours the eggs and young of the crocodile. It is sometimes five or six feet long.

4. [So called from the name given by Captain Ericson, its designer, to the first ship of the kind] An ironclad war vessel, very low in the water, and having one or more heavily-armored revolving turrets, carrying heavy guns.

5. (Science: machinery) 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. Monitor top, the raised central portion, or clearstory, of a car roof, having low windows along its sides.

Origin: L, fr. Monere. See Monition, and cf. Mentor.

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... the site contact forms. She didn't hire Ofek, or have any authority to deal directly with the issue; so she had to email the owners, who don't monitor things here 24/7. All things considered, you've (collectively) responded to this as quickly as anyone could reasonably expect give the nature ...

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Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:42 pm
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Re:When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

... more these days)? I'd fire him. Allah made him do it? I'd fire him. Firing would seem to be the only fair option, unless the site would be able to monitor all the conversations that Ofek has with potential/ current bloggers etc. The latter is unlikely as it has been said that most that work for ...

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Re: what causes us to breathe

... of the increase of CO2 levels-which is the stimulus. A person with COPD for example breathes when the O2 level gets too low, so it is important to monitor how much oxygen (if any) the person is on closely. Too much O2 can cause the drive to breathe to stop.

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Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:58 pm
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Cell culture - no CO2

The cells do not use the CO2 itself, it is for other purposes (see above posts). You may have success if you closely monitor the pH of your culture medium and adjust it when required during your culture. Normal cultures typically require maintenance every 2 to 3 days, but without ...

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Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:01 am
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

I had various tests including echocardiogram and regular holter monitor testing at home.

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Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:46 am
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