observation observation  /ˌɑb zər ˈveɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of making and recording a measurement
  2. (n) the act of observing; taking a patient look
  3. (n) a remark expressing careful consideration
  4. (n) facts learned by observing
  5. (n) the act of noticing or paying attention


  1. He had, by careful observation, learned many of the complex rules of the game.
  2. Shockley was not present at that first observation.
  3. Kerstin is described as being in stable but serious condition, while Elisabeth and the other two children who lived with her are under the care and observation of psychologists.


  1. HDFA 3 weapon Open

    HDFA 3 weapon Open Jun 2, 2013 High Desert Fencing Alliance is hosting a 3 weapon sanctioned USFA open tournament. This tournament is apart of a referee observation day. Tournament cost is $20. Payment must be complete on askfred before midnight 5/31/2013 to participate. High Desert Fencing Alliance: Reno, NV Preregister Who's Coming Email the Organizer Map to 770 Smithridge Dr. Suite 700 Reno ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. 'Suspicious vehicle' spurs father-son arrest

    STERLING - A police officer's observation of a "suspicious vehicle" led to the arrest Wednesday morn ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Hutchinson News

  3. Air Force Weather Agency Selects Earth Networks’ Total Lightning Data and Weather Visualization Tool for Operational ...

    Earth NetworksSM, the owner of WeatherBug® and operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks, is providing global lightning data to the United States Air Force’s Air Force Weather Agency based at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I've talked to some of the guys that have been out there and I've talked to some of the former champions who have been out there, and they tell me this field - and this is just an observation - is not really ready for Oakmont," Palmer said....
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Arnold Palmer Source: USA Today

  2. "The observation of an agreement is very important for state-to-state relations and it is very essential to maintain national credibility on the international stage," Prime Minister Han Seung-soo said during a meeting with top ruling party...
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Han Seung-soo Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. This segment, written by more than 600 scientists and reviewed by another 600 experts and edited by bureaucrats from 154 countries, includes "a significantly expanded discussion of observation on the climate," said co-chair Susan Solomon, a...
    on Jan 22, 2007 By: Susan Solomon Source: Forbes

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affectation affectation
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