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observation

ob·ser·va·tion

observation

 
 
pronunciation:
ab zr veI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of observing.
synonyms:
notice, observance, seeing, view
similar words:
celebration, examination, inspection, perception, surveillance, watch
definition 2: the state of being observed.
similar words:
examination, inspection, scrutiny, surveillance
definition 3: a comment; remark.
synonyms:
comment, remark
similar words:
assertion, finding, report, statement
definition 4: the process of noting and recording data for scientific investigation or other particular use.
synonyms:
evaluation, examination
similar words:
appraisal, assessment, inquiry, investigation, probe, research, search, study
definition 5: the result of such a process.
synonyms:
finding
similar words:
account, conclusion, datum, description, discovery, examination, record
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derivations: observational (adj.), observationally (adv.)
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