Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To watch diligently.
- To watch students in an examination-room. See invigilator.
- v. intransitive To oversee a test or exam.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. To keep watch.
- n. British To keep watch over examination candidates to prevent cheating.
- v. watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)
“(nine out of ten) to boycott a compulsory English test for 14-year-olds by refusing to mark, administer, or "invigilate" [` proctor '] them.”
“Just like at Melbourne, there is a group of pensioners who “invigilate”, however it is also a requirement that a “subject expert” be present for the entire time unlike just the first half and hour or so at Melbourne.”
“Today was a long one, wherein I helped to invigilate a term test for about 250 students, and didn't even leave campus until 5 p.m., and I'm tired and really should be in bed by now, but I didn't want today to pass without any comment of its significance.”
“While reading the Times Higher Educational Supplement today I saw that the AUT, the other academic union striking, is advising its members not to set or invigilate exams, with obvious consequences for students.”
“Savante, anon, I had to invigilate an exam for a student whose surname is Hooker!”
“The Tunisian authorities sometimes give the same impression by hovering around in Internet cafés trying to invigilate what sites people are clicking on.”
“We seem to be configured for less drama, more akin to seedtime than anything one can invigilate.”
“In any case, the teachers do not invigilate matric exams -- it is an outside arrangement.”
“Education department sources said all-out attempts were being made to get teachers from other schools to invigilate tomorrow.”
“I suppose he has got to invigilate at some horrid examination or something," she said, but she did not really suppose anything of the kind.”
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