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observes, 3rd person singular present; observed, past tense; observed, past participle; observing, present participle;
  1. Notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant
    • - young people observe that decisions are made by others
  2. Watch (someone or something) carefully and attentively
    • - Rob stood in the hallway, where he could observe the happenings on the street
  3. Take note of or detect (something) in the course of a scientific study
    • - the behavior observed in groups of chimpanzees
  4. Make a remark or comment
    • - “It's chilly,” she observed
    • - a stockbroker once observed that dealers live and work in hell
  5. Fulfill or comply with (a social, legal, ethical, or religious obligation)
    • - a tribunal must observe the principles of natural justice
  6. Maintain (silence) in compliance with a rule or custom, or temporarily as a mark of respect
    • - a minute's silence will be observed
  7. Perform or take part in (a rite or ceremony)
    • - relations gather to observe the funeral rites
  8. Celebrate or acknowledge (an anniversary)
    • - many observed the one-year anniversary of the flood

  1. detect: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
  2. note: make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
  3. note: observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of this chemical reaction"
  4. watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
  5. respect: show respect towards; "honor your parents!"
  6. behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
  7. Observation is either an activity of a living being (such as a human), consisting of receiving knowledge of the outside world through the senses, or the recording of data using scientific instrument. The term may also refer to any data collected during this activity. ...
  8. To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail; To follow the custom, practice, or rules (especially of a religion.); To comment on something; to make an observation
  9. (OBSERVED) It will be observed that: I hope you have not noticed that.
  10. (Observed (0)) The equivalent black body brightness temperature inferred from the radiance at a given frequency.
  11. (Observed) Information that is directly based on well-documented observations of all known individuals in the population. (Source: IUCN 2010)
  12. (Observation) type of medical service used by doctors and hospitals to determine whether the patient needs inpatient care, outpatient care or whether they can recover at home. Observation is usually charged by the hour and may include an overnight hospital stay.
  13. (observation) Closely monitoring a patient's condition but withholding treatment until symptoms appear or change. Also called watchful waiting.
  14. (Observation) Recognizing or noting a fact or occurence.
  15. (Observation) A statement of fact made during an audit and substantiated by objective evidence.
  16. (Observation) This is the first step in the scientific method.  The scientific method is founded upon direct observation of the world around us. A scientist looks critically and attempts to avoid all sources of bias in this observation. ...
  17. An Observation is a specific value for an observable variable for a particular participant.
  18. (observation) Using the senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell to collect information
  19. (Observation) a measurement of a single variable or a single value derived logically and/or algebraically from other measured or derived values. A test result is an observation
  20. (Observation) language that describes the behavior or physical characteristics of a person, place, thing, or event—what something looks, sounds, smells, tastes, and/or feels like.
  21. (Observation) We use our senses to gather information about the world around us. observing is the most fundamental scientific thinking process. Only through observing are we able to acquire information about the world around us. ...
  22. (observation) The job analyst observes an employee working and records the duties performed.
  23. (Observation) watching and recording systematically-facts, data, behavior
  24. (observation) Repeated values of a data variable. The rows of a column represent the observations.
  25. (OBSERVATION) In meteorology, the evaluation of one or more meteorological elements, such as temperature, pressure, or wind, that describe the state of the atmosphere, either at the earth's surface or aloft. An observer is one who records the evaluations of the meteorological elements.