Definitions for observationˌɒb zɜrˈveɪ ʃən
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the act of making and recording a measurement
observation, observance, watching(noun)
the act of observing; taking a patient look
observation, reflection, reflexion(noun)
a remark expressing careful consideration
facts learned by observing
"he reported his observations to the mayor"
notice, observation, observance(noun)
the act of noticing or paying attention
"he escaped the notice of the police"
The act of observing, and the fact of being observed.
The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.
A remark or comment.
A judgement based on observing.
Origin: From observatio
the act or the faculty of observing or taking notice; the act of seeing, or of fixing the mind upon, anything
the result of an act, or of acts, of observing; view; reflection; conclusion; judgment
hence: An expression of an opinion or judgment upon what one has observed; a remark
performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance
the act of recognizing and noting some fact or occurrence in nature, as an aurora, a corona, or the structure of an animal
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.
the information so acquired
Observation is an activity of a living being, such as a human, which is necessary in order to receive knowledge of the world or about the environment through the senses, which often later involves the recording of data via the use of scientific instruments. The term may also refer to any data collected during this activity.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The act of regarding attentively and studying facts and occurrences, gathering data through analyzing, measuring, and drawing conclusions, with the purpose of applying the observed information to theoretical assumptions. Observation as a scientific method in the acquisition of knowledge began in classical antiquity; in modern science and medicine its greatest application is facilitated by modern technology. Observation is one of the components of the research process.
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- registre, anotació, observació, comentariCatalan, Valencian
- Beobachtung, BemerkungGerman
- registro, vigilancia, parecer, observación, observancia, comentario, anotación, juicioSpanish
- kommentti, huomautus, päätös, havainto, päätelmä, huomio, havainnointiFinnish
- remarque, observationFrench
- 所見, 観察, 論評, 観察結果Japanese
- animadversio, observatio, notatioLatin
- waarneming, opmerking, waarnemenDutch
- observação, registro, parecer, comentárioPortuguese
- observație, observareRomanian
- замечание, наблюдениеRussian
- observation, tillsyn, iakttagelse, anmärkning, uppsiktSwedish
- gözlem, gTurkish
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