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observation meaning

EN[-eɪʃən]
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  • Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source. In living beings, observation employs the senses. In science, observation can also involve the recording of data via the use of instruments.
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    Definition of observation in English Dictionary

  • NounPLobservationsSUF-ation
    1. The act of observing, and the fact of being observed.
      1. But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, [ …] . We began to tell her about Mohair and the cotillon, and of our point of observation from the Florentine galleried porch, and she insisted she would join us there.
    2. The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.
      1. A remark or comment.
        1. A judgement based on observing.
          1. Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • These observations are consistent with the hypothesis that asynchronous hemodynamics is atheroprone and indirectly indicate EC under asynchronous hemodynamics initiate an inflammatory state.
              • He made the first in vivo observations of microcirculation in medullary sinusoids and endosteal vessels, noting that their blood velocities were comparable to those reported from nonosseous tissues.
              • Based on these observations it is clear that C-10 showed a significant reduction in cell viability and also showed antiangiogenic and antimigratory effects compared to positive controls.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. fr observation
            2. fr observations
            3. en observations
            4. en observational
            5. fr observationnel
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            Grammatically, this word "observation" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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