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  • v. To oversee a test or exam.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. To keep watch.
  • n. To keep watch over examination candidates to prevent cheating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To watch diligently.
  • To watch students in an examination-room. See invigilator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)


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  • (nine out of ten) to boycott a compulsory English test for 14-year-olds by refusing to mark, administer, or "invigilate" [` proctor '] them.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Savante, anon, I had to invigilate an exam for a student whose surname is Hooker!

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  • The Tunisian authorities sometimes give the same impression by hovering around in Internet cafés trying to invigilate what sites people are clicking on.

    At the Desert's Edge

  • We seem to be configured for less drama, more akin to seedtime than anything one can invigilate.

    Archive 2003-10-01

  • "In any case, the teachers do not invigilate matric exams -- it is an outside arrangement."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Education department sources said all-out attempts were being made to get teachers from other schools to invigilate tomorrow.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "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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  • "The Act should empower the minister to invigilate each council's procedures" p.72 Rethinking Social Justice by Tim Rowse.

    March 27, 2013