What does observational mean?

Definitions for observational

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word observational.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. experimental, data-based, observational(adj)

    relying on observation or experiment

    "experimental results that supported the hypothesis"


  1. observational(Adjective)

    Based on or pertaining to scientific observation.

  2. observational(Adjective)

    Pertaining to observation in general.

  3. Origin: From observation + -al.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Observational(adj)

    of a pertaining to observation; consisting of, or containing, observations


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of observational in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of observational in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sanjay Desai:

    It’s one component of so many that play a role in that relationship, to me it seems that these observational trials have demonstrated the intended effect of these changes hasn’t been realized.

  2. Susan Hellerstein:

    It is a large number of observational studies that are all pointing in the same direction, we should be having a conversation with patients about the risk when they are considering a truly elective c-section.

  3. Stephanie Engel:

    With observational studies, there is always the chance that the results may be in part explained by an unmeasured factor that we haven’t yet considered, i would characterize this study as thorough and high quality, and the results concerning.

  4. Nancy Cook:

    That means it cannot determine cause and effect, the meta-analyses that the authors cite are also mainly based on observational data. On the other hand, large observational studies sometimes are able to detect effects in some groups or for more rare outcomes that trials are not empowered to see, so these studies are still valuable.

  5. Christopher Lee:

    The generalizability of a small observational study conducted in Sweden is fairly limited but, interestingly, these results do seem to be similar to what we see here in the United States, the observations found in this study highlight areas of public awareness and education that we must continue to improve. The longer the heart goes without oxygen, the more irreversible damage occurs.

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