- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
- (General American) enPR: ŏb'zər-vāʹshən, -vāshʹn, IPA(key): /ˌɑbzɚˈveɪʃən/, /-ˈveɪʃn̩/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Hyphenation: ob‧ser‧va‧tion
- The act of observing, and the fact of being observed.
- The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.
- A remark or comment.
- That's a foolish observation.
- Alexander Pope
- To observations which ourselves we make / We grow more partial for the observer's sake.
- A judgement based on observing.
- 2001 September 27, Terrie E. Moffitt; Avshalom Caspi; Michael Rutter; Phil A. Silva, Sex Differences in Antisocial Behaviour: Conduct Disorder, Delinquency, and Violence in the Dunedin Longitudinal Study, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 151:
- This hypothesis goes by many names, including group resistence, the threshold effect, and the gender paradox. Because the hypothesis holds such wide appeal, it is worth revisiting the logic behind it. The hypothesis is built on the factual observation that fewer females than males act antisocially.
- Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
- Jeremy Taylor
- We are to procure dispensation or leave to omit the observation of it in such circumstances.
- Jeremy Taylor
- A regime under which a subject is routinely observed.
- Philosophically as: the phenomenal presence of human being existence.
act of observing or being observed
recording an event; the record of such noting
remark or comment
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observation f (plural observations)
- “observation” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).