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

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)

  1. The act of observing, and the fact of being observed (see observance)
  2. The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.
  3. A remark or comment.
  4. A judgement based on observing.
  5. Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
  6. A regime under which a subject is routinely observed.
  7. Philosophically as: the phenomenal presence of human being existence.
  8. (stochastics) A realization of a random variable.
  • observation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Borrowed from Latin observātiōnem. By surface analysis, observer +‎ -ation.

  • IPA(key): /ɔp.sɛʁ.va.sjɔ̃/

observation f (plural observations)

  1. observation (careful or controlled attention or consideration)
  2. observation (the result of such attention or consideration)
  3. observation (process of detached, objective examination)
  4. (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)
  5. observance of (adherence or conformity to) rules, conventions, laws, etc.
    Synonym: respect
  6. 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)

  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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