In computer activities, a device that accepts video signals from a computer, and displaysanimation of snow on a video monitor images and text on a screen as they are generated by the computer. [Chances are good you're looking at one right now!] Or, a video screen used to check the signal being captured by a camera or being broadcast. Or, more generally, to monitor is to check, watch, or keep track of. Artists, for instance, might monitor the activities of collaborators, or the firing of a kiln, or the curing of a mold; art educators monitor their students' achievements.Also see aspect ratio, assessment, backlight, camcorder, digital image, DPI, full-screen image, graphic design, icon, pixel, terminal, and WYSIWYG.