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Definition of Observation


  1. The act or the faculty of observing or taking notice; the act of seeing, or of fixing the mind upon, anything.
  2. The result of an act, or of acts, of observing; view; reflection; conclusion; judgment.
  3. Hence: An expression of an opinion or judgment upon what one has observed; a remark.
  4. Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
  5. The act of recognizing and noting some fact or occurrence in nature, as an aurora, a corona, or the structure of an animal.
  6. Specifically, the act of measuring, with suitable instruments, some magnitude, as the time of an occultation, with a clock; the right ascension of a star, with a transit instrument and clock; the sun's altitude, or the distance of the moon from a star, with a sextant; the temperature, with a thermometer, etc.
  7. The information so acquired.
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Observation Translations

observation in Afrikaans is opmerking
observation in Danish is iagttagelse
observation in Dutch is blaam, aanmerking, berisping, standje
observation in French is observatoire
observation in German is Beobachtung
observation in Italian is ottemperanza, osservazione
observation in Swedish is iakttagelse, yttrande