English Online Dictionary. What means observation? What does observation mean?
From Middle English observacion, borrowed from Middle French observacion. Also a borrowing from French observation and a learned borrowing from Latin observātiō(n-). Morphologically observe + -ation
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
- (General American) enPR: ŏb'zər-vāʹshən, -vāshʹn, IPA(key): /ˌɑbzɚˈveɪʃən/, /-ˈveɪʃn̩/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Hyphenation: ob‧ser‧va‧tion
observation (countable and uncountable, plural observations)
- The act of observing, and the fact of being observed (see observance)
- The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.
- A remark or comment.
- A judgement based on observing.
- Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
- A regime under which a subject is routinely observed.
- Philosophically as: the phenomenal presence of human being existence.
- (stochastics) A realization of a random variable.
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Borrowed from Latin observātiōnem. By surface analysis, observer + -ation.
- IPA(key): /ɔp.sɛʁ.va.sjɔ̃/
observation f (plural observations)
- observation (careful or controlled attention or consideration)
- observation (the result of such attention or consideration)
- observation (process of detached, objective examination)
- (often in the plural) observation (the result of one of the above-described actions expressed in or rendered into words for the purpose of dissemination)
- observance of (adherence or conformity to) rules, conventions, laws, etc.
- Synonym: respect
- observance (performance) of religious rituals, customs, traditions, etc.
- Synonym: observance
- “observation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
observation (plural observationes)
- observation (something that has been observed)
- observation (act or process of observing)
- observation (regime under which a subject is routinely observed)