observable observable  /əb ˈzɜr və bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of being seen or noticed

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But Jill Tarter makes it her business to pay attention to what's going on in the other 100 billion galaxies that fill the observable sky.
  2. Radius of observable universe from Earth: 300,000,000 light-years.
  3. Now it is increasingly regarded as a clear, observable fact.

News

  1. Reputation can trump money: Reputation concerns can encourage people to take part in real world 'public-good' programs

    Using enrollment in a California blackout prevention program as an experimental test bed, a team of researchers showed that while financial incentives boosted participation only slightly, making participation in the program observable –- through the use of sign-up sheets posted in apartment buildings -– produced a three-fold increase in sign-ups.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Reputation can trump money

    ( Harvard University ) Using enrollment in a California blackout prevention program as an experimental test bed, a team of researchers showed that while financial incentives boosted participation only slightly, making participation in the program observable -- through the use of sign-up sheets posted in apartment buildings-- produced a three-fold increase in sign-ups.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "Quite frankly, I detest the phrase exit strategy," US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, promising "a narrow focus" on routing al-Qaeda with "observable progress on clear objectives."
    on Dec 2, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Press TV

  2. In his new book, The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation , P&G CEO AG Lafley explains the difference between the two methods: "Business schools tend to focus on inductive thinking (based on directly observable...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: AG Lafley Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "It's never been proved right on the scale of the observable universe," Spergel said.
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: David Spergel Source: Washington Post

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