observational observational

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relying on observation or experiment

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. His influence can be seen everywhere from the political rants of Lewis Black to the observational comedy of Jerry Seinfeld.
  2. He points to previous observational research suggesting that people who skip breakfast in favor of massive meals in the evening hours tend to be overweight.
  3. But most of the available data has come from observational studies.

News

  1. Sunny super-Earth? Atmosphere of super-Earth exoplanet observed for time first by two Japanese telescopes

    Astronomers have observed the atmosphere of super-Earth "GJ3470b" for the first time using two telescopes. This super-Earth is an exoplanet, having only about 14 times the mass of our home planet, and it is the second lightest one among already-surveyed exoplanets. The observational data revealed that this planet is highly likely to NOT be covered by thick clouds.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Curiocity: Q&A With Jim Gaffigan On Parenting, ‘Dad Is Fat’

    Sure, kids may say the darndest things but only a comedian would turn those adorable and somewhat humbling quotes into the title of his new book. Jim Gaffigan, best known for his hilarious, observational stand-up and his numerous TV cameos, is also juggling five kids, all under the age of nine, in a small New York apartment -- it's the perfect setting for comedy.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Minnesota

Quotes

  1. "The appeal of the show is its observational approach to our daily routine, which is the same with or without the cameras," Duggar wrote in an e-mail.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Jim Bob Duggar Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. Anderson is in Sydney to promote her new "observational TV documentary" called Pam: Girl On The Loose.
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Pamela Anderson Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "This team has done a tremendous job in furthering polar bear science through the use of long-term observational measurements on polar bears, their habitats, and many other factors integrated into a range of new and traditional models," said...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Mark Myers Source: Science Daily (press release)

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