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Noun: observation  ,ób-zu(r)'vey-shun
  1. The act of making and recording a measurement
     
  2. The act of observing; taking a patient look
    - observance, watching
     
  3. A remark expressing careful consideration
    - reflection, reflexion [Brit]
     
  4. Facts learned by observing
    "he reported his observations to the mayor"
     
  5. The act of noticing or paying attention
    "he escaped the observation of the police";
    - notice, observance

Derived forms: observations

Type of: attending, attention, comment, fact, gander, input, look, looking, looking at, measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration, remark

Encyclopedia: Observation