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Meaning of superintendent

su•per•in•tend•ent

Pronunciation: (s"pur-in-ten'dunt, s"prin-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who oversees or directs some work, enterprise, establishment, organization, district, etc.; supervisor.
  2. a person who is in charge of maintenance and repairs of an apartment house; custodian.
  3. a high-ranking police officer, esp. a chief of police or an officer ranking next above an inspector.
—adj.
  1. superintending.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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