WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
su•per•in•tend•ent /ˌsupərɪnˈtɛndənt, ˌsuprɪn-/USA pronunciation  n. 
    [countable]
  1. one who guides or directs some work, establishment, etc.;
    supervisor:the superintendent of schools.
  2. one who is in charge of maintenance and repairs for an apartment house; custodian:Call the superintendent;
    the bathroom is flooding.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. superintending.
  2. See -tend-.

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superintendent /ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛndənt ˌsuːprɪn-/ n
  1. a person who directs and manages an organization, office, etc
  2. (in Britain) a senior police officer higher in rank than an inspector but lower than a chief superintendent
  3. (in the US) the head of a police department
  4. chiefly US Canadian a caretaker, esp of a block of apartments
adj
  1. of or relating to supervision; superintending
Etymology: 16th Century: from Church Latin superintendens overseeing



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