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observation meaning

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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
              • Similar observations in vivo are also known, where it has been seen that a plant extract exhibits antiperoxidative and pro-oxidative effect for cardiac and liver tissues respectively [57 ].
              • 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.
              • To explain these observations a model was developed involving stimulated radiative molecular association (SRMA) reactions among photons and atoms in the protosatellite disks of the planets.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. fr observation
            2. en observations
            3. fr 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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