Pronunciation: (sOO"pur-in-ten'dun-sē, sOO"prin-), [key]
1. a district or place under a superintendent.
2. the position or work of a superintendent.
3. Also,su"per•in•tend'ence.the act or process of superintending; direction; supervision; oversight.
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