observed observed  /əb ˈzɜrvd/


  • (adj) discovered or determined by scientific observation



  1. By the time researchers published their paper in The Astrophysical Journal in May, the supernova had been observed in the sky for eight straight months.
  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes once observed that every profession is great that is greatly pursued.
  3. Their every whim and impulse-purchase is religiously observed and analyzed by the titans of advertising, marketing, fashion, publishing and the cute-little-gadgets industry.


  1. Space History Photo: North American X-15 Model

    A scale model of the X-15 is observed in drop tests inside a wind tunnel.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: SPACE.com

  2. Paul Soros, 87, entrepreneur whose family evaded Nazis

    NEW YORK — When Paul Soros, as a young engineer, observed that large cargo ships could not get to shallow-water piers to load and unload, he came up with a radical solution: take the piers to the ships.        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


    Father’s Day was observed by my family and hopefully by yours also. Wow! It sure gives a fellow a warm fuzzy feeling to receive expressions of attention, appreciation, and love from those he is privileged to have call him dad. No words or gifts mean as much as having a son or daughter say to you: “I am so very proud YOU are my dad, and God made you a part of my life.” read more
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Gaffney Ledger


  1. "McNamee stated that, during this luncheon, he observed Clemens, Canseco, and another person he did not know meeting inside Canseco's house, although McNamee did not personally attend that meeting," the Mitchell Report says.
    on Aug 26, 2006 By: George Mitchell Source: Leading The Charge

  2. Speaking at the unveiling of the car at a motor show in Delhi, Tata chairman Ratan Tata said: "I observed families riding on two-wheelers - the father driving the scooter, his young kid standing in front of him, his wife seated behind him holding a...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Ratan Tata Source: Independent

  3. Obama said he had great confidence that under Calderón "human rights will be observed."
    on Aug 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

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