observation
I noun advertence, advertency, annotation, ascertainment, assertion, attention, attentiveness, check, cognition, cognizance, comment, commentary, concentration, conclusion, consideration, declaration, detection, dictum, discovery, espial, espionage, estimation, examination, expression of opinion, finding, heed, needfulness, inspection, intentness, investigation, look, mention, mindfulness, notatio, note, notice, observatio, opinion, pronouncement, reconnaissance, reflection, regard, remark, report, scrutiny, statement, study, supervision, surveillance, survey, utterance, view, watch, watchfulness, witnessing associated concepts: observation of the demeanor of a witness II index apprehension (perception), comment, comprehension, concept, conclusion (determination), dictum, diligence (care), discovery, estimate (idea), examination (study), generalization, indagation, inference, inspection, judgment (discernment), notice (heed), outlook, perception, pronouncement, regard (attention), remark, research, scrutiny, sense (intelligence), statement, surveillance, test

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  • observation — [ ɔpsɛrvasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1200; lat. observatio I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Loi, tradition communément observée. « Quelqu une de nos observations, reçue avec autorité » (Montaigne). 2 ♦ (1507) Mod. Action d observer ce que prescrit une loi, une règle. ⇒ obéissance …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Observation — Ob ser*va tion, n. [L. observatio: cf. F. observation.] 1. The act or the faculty of observing or taking notice; the act of seeing, or of fixing the mind upon, anything. [1913 Webster] My observation, which very seldom lies. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • observation — Observation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on observe ce qui est prescrit par quelque loy, ce que l on a promis à quelqu un. L Observation des Commandements de Dieu, des Loix. l observation de sa parole, de sa promesse. Il signifie aussi, Remarque …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • observation — [n1] attention, scrutiny ascertainment, check, cognition, cognizance, conclusion, consideration, detection, estimation, examination, experience, heedfulness, information, inspection, investigation, knowledge, mark, measurement, mind, monitoring,… …   New thesaurus

  • observation — [äb΄zər vā′shən] n. [ME observacioun < L observatio, in LL(Ec), reverence, outward display] 1. observance, as of laws, customs, etc. 2. a) the act, practice, or power of noticing b) something noticed 3. the fact of being seen or noticed… …   English World dictionary

  • Observation — (lat.), Beobachtung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Observation — (lat.), Beobachtung; Observationsoffizier, s. Navigationsoffizier …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Observation — Observation, lat. deutsch, Beobachtung; O.sarmee, O.scorps, Beobachtungsarmee, –corps …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • observation — (n.) late 14c., performance of a religious rite, from L. observationem (nom. observatio) a watching over, noun of action from pp. stem of observare (see OBSERVE (Cf. observe)). Sense of act or fact of paying attention is from 1550s. Meaning a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • observation — *remark, comment, commentary, note, obiter dictum Analogous words: *opinion, view, belief: annotation, gloss (see under ANNOTATE): *criticism, critique …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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