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Observation meaning

observation - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or the faculty of observing or taking notice; the act of seeing, or of fixing the mind upon, anything.
  2. 2. The result of an act, or of acts, of observing; view; reflection; conclusion; judgment.
  3. 3. Hence: An expression of an opinion or judgment upon what one has observed; a remark.
  4. 4. Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
  5. 5. The act of recognizing and noting some fact or occurrence in nature, as an aurora, a corona, or the structure of an animal.
  6. 6. Specifically, the act of measuring, with suitable instruments, some magnitude, as the time of an occultation, with a clock; the right ascension of a star, with a transit instrument and clock; the sun's altitude, or the distance of the moon from a star, with a sextant; the temperature, with a thermometer, etc.
  7. 7. The information so acquired.
  8. 8. Act of observing; attention; remark.

observation - examples of usage

  1. Dale kept the house under observation off and on all day, and again in the evening. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. That is not the result of personal observation, but it is what I have heard on good authority. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 11, 060. What further observation have you to make on Mr. Hamilton's Report? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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