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Definition of "observation" []

  • The act or faculty of observing. (noun)
  • The fact of being observed. (noun)
  • The act of noting and recording something, such as a phenomenon, with instruments. (noun)
  • The result or record of such notation: a meteorological observation. (noun)
  • A comment or remark. See Synonyms at comment. (noun)
  • The act of observing or the state of being observed (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A comment or remark (noun)
  • Detailed examination of phenomena prior to analysis, diagnosis, or interpretation (noun)
  • The facts learned from observing (noun)
  • A sight taken with an instrument to determine the position of an observer relative to that of a given heavenly body (noun)
  • The data so taken (noun)

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Use "observation" in a sentence
  • "Now, I guess that some of those figures have been pulled out of the ether (hands shaken?) but my main observation is that with apparently double the “activists”, Labour has handed out less than half the leaflets, put up two-thirds of the numbers of the posters and made less than a third of the phone-calls that their nationalist opponents have managed."
  • "This observation is also a fact: the more Sarah Palin is publicly exposed, the more damage she is doing to the Republican Party and this helps the democrats."
  • "But this observation is a clear incrimination of the colour-bias of the police force and pre-trial judicial procedures."