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Superintendent or Supervisor - What's the difference?

superintendent | supervisor |
Superintendent is a see also of supervisor. Supervisor is a synonym of
As nouns the difference between superintendent and supervisor is that
superintendent is a person who is authorized to supervise, direct or administer
something while supervisor is (management) a person with the official task of
overseeing the work of a person or group.

As a adjective superintendent is overseeing; superintending.

(wikipedia superintendent) (en noun)
A person who is authorized to supervise, direct or administer something.
A police rank used in Commonwealth countries, ranking above chief inspector, and
below chief superintendent.
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, title=Well Tackled! , chapter=7 citation , passage=�No, don't,� replied the
superintendent ; �in fact, I'd rather you made yourself conspicuous elsewhere. Go
down to the landing stage and cross to New Brighton or Wallasey�doesn't matter
which�and come back. No doubt you will be seen, and reported to have gone
The manager of a building, usually a communal residence, who is responsible for
keeping the facilities functional and often collecting rent or similar payments,
either as also the building's landlord or on behalf of same. Often abbreviated
(chiefly, US) A janitor.
* manager * foreman * chief, head, head man * controller, comptroller * overseer *
Derived terms
* (abbreviation) * SP (abbreviation) * chief superintendent * detective
superintendent (DSupt) * detective chief superintendent (DCS)
Related terms
* superintend * superintendency
See also
* (policing ) police constable (PC), woman police constable (WPC), detective
constable (DC), detective sergeant (DS), detective inspector (DI), detective chief
inspector (DCI)
Overseeing; superintending.