observation

observation

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of observation in English

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English

Etymology

From Latin observatio

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃən/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɑbzɚˈveɪʃən/
  • Hyphenation: ob‧ser‧va‧tion
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

observation (countable and uncountable, plural observations)

  1. The act of observing, and the fact of being observed.
  2. The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.
  3. A remark or comment.
    • Shakespeare
      That's a foolish observation.
    • Alexander Pope
      To observations which ourselves we make / We grow more partial for the observer's sake.
  4. A judgement based on observing.
  5. Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      We are to procure dispensation or leave to omit the observation of it in such circumstances.
  6. A regime under which a subject is routinely observed.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • observance
  • observant
  • observatory
  • observe
  • observer

Translations

See also

  • observation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin observātiō. Synchronically analysable as observer +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔp.sɛʁ.va.sjɔ̃/

Noun

observation f (plural observations)

  1. observation

Further reading

  • “observation” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Interlingua

Noun

observation (plural observationes)

  1. observation (something that has been observed)
  2. observation (act or process of observing)
  3. observation (regime under which a subject is routinely observed)

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