observer

observer

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English

Etymology

From observe +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /əbˈzɝvɚ/, /ɑb-/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /əbˈzɜːvə/, /ɒb-/

Noun

observer (plural observers)

  1. One who makes observations, monitors or takes notice
  2. One who adheres or follows laws, guidelines, etc.
  3. A person sent as a representative, to a meeting or other function to monitor but not to participate
  4. A country or other entity which has limited participation rights within an organization.
  5. (military) A crew member on an aircraft who makes observations of enemy positions or aircraft
  6. (military) A sentry etc. manning an observation post

Hyponyms

  • air observer
  • interobserver
  • political observer

Synonyms

  • beholder (sense 1 only)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • observer pattern

Translations

Further reading

  • observer in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • observer in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin observāre, present active infinitive of observo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔp.sɛʁ.ve/

Verb

observer

  1. to observe, watch
  2. to note, notice
  3. to keep, maintain

Conjugation

Derived terms

Related terms

Further reading

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

Latin

Verb

observer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of observō

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

observer

  1. imperative of observere

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