based on observation

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  • observation — ob|ser|va|tion W3 [ˌɔbzəˈveıʃən US ˌa:bzər ] n 1.) [U and C] the process of watching something or someone carefully for a period of time observation of ▪ Bloomfield s approach to linguistics was based on observation of the language. ▪ He spent… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • observation — [äb΄zər vā′shən] n. [ME observacioun < L observatio, in LL(Ec), reverence, outward display] 1. observance, as of laws, customs, etc. 2. a) the act, practice, or power of noticing b) something noticed 3. the fact of being seen or noticed… …   English World dictionary

  • observation — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of closely observing or monitoring. 2) the ability to notice significant details. 3) a comment based on something one has seen, heard, or noticed. DERIVATIVES observational adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Observation — Observations redirects here. For the travel book, see Observations (Pierre Belon). For other uses, see Observation (disambiguation). Observation is either an activity of a living being, such as a human, consisting of receiving knowledge of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Observation balloon — An observation balloon being launched from the USS Arizona. This balloon has a two man crew that performed artillery spotting in support of the battleship s main guns …   Wikipedia

  • observation — noun 1 examination ADJECTIVE ▪ careful, close, detailed ▪ direct, first hand ▪ systematic ▪ casual …   Collocations dictionary

  • observation — noun 1 (C, U) the process of watching something or someone carefully for a period of time: a study based on detailed observation of a group of 20 patients | a result of scientific observation | under observation (=being watched continuously by… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Observation on the Spot — Polish book cover Observation on the Spot (Wizja lokalna, also translated as Inspection at the Scene of the Crime) is a science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem which has not been translated into English. It deals with Ijon Tichy s traveling to a… …   Wikipedia

  • observation — observance, observation These two words correspond to different branches in meaning of the verb observe (‘to see or notice’ and ‘to follow or adhere to’). Observance is the word normally used in connection with respecting rules, carrying out… …   Modern English usage

  • observation — /ob zerr vay sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of noticing or perceiving. 2. an act or instance of regarding attentively or watching. 3. the faculty or habit of observing or noticing. 4. notice: to escape a person s observation. 5. an act or… …   Universalium

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