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. Subo Dong:

    Like many mysteries in astronomy, it may take years, if not decades, of observational and theoretical efforts to unravel it.

  2. Trudie Lang:

    We need to galvanize the research community now and move as quickly as we can from doing observational work (on Zika) to carrying out proper scientific research.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. David Grabowski:

    Some individuals with short hospital stays may be inappropriately excluded from skilled nursing facility care under the current system, moreover, this rule has led to some unintended consequences like the growth in observational stays.

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