HyperDic: observation

English > 5 senses of the word observation:
NOUNactobservationthe act of making and recording a measurement
actobservation, observance, watchingthe act of observing / observing
communicationobservation, reflection, reflexiona remark expressing careful consideration
cognitionobservationfacts learned by observing
cognitionobservation, notice, observancethe act of noticing or paying attention
observation > pronunciation
Soundsaa.bzervey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > observation: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of making and recording a measurement.
Narrowerradio observationAn observation made with a radio telescope
Broadermeasurement, measuring, measure, mensurationThe act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
Spanishobservación
Catalanobservació
Verbsobservestick to correctly or closely
observediscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
English > observation: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of observing / observing; taking a patient look.
Synonymsobservance, watching
NarrowermonitoringThe act of observing / observing something (and sometimes keeping a record of it)
sightingThe act of observing / observing
stargazingobservation of the stars
Broaderlook, looking, looking atThe act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
Spanishacechanza, acecho, atisbadura, atisbo, observación, observancia, vigilancia
Catalanaguait, esguard, observació
Verbsobservestick to correctly or closely
observewatch / watch attentively
observeobserve with care or pay close attention to
observefollow with the eyes or the mind
English > observation: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA remark expressing careful consideration.
Synonymsreflection, reflexion
InstancesParkinson's lawC. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done
Parkinson's lawC. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion
Broaderremark, comment, inputA statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
Spanishidea, pensamiento, razonamiento, reflexión
Catalanidea, pensament, raonament, reflexió
Verbsobservestick to correctly or closely
observewatch / watch attentively
observeobserve with care or pay close attention to
observediscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
observefollow with the eyes or the mind
English > observation: 5 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaningfacts learned by observing.
Example"he reported his observations to the mayor"
Narrowerscientific factAn observation that has been confirmed repeatedly and is accepted as true (although its truth is never / never final)
BroaderfactA piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
Spanishobservación
Catalanobservació
Verbsobservestick to correctly or closely
observewatch / watch attentively
observeobserve with care or pay close attention to
observediscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
observefollow with the eyes or the mind
English > observation: 5 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningThe act of noticing or paying attention.
Synonymsnotice, observance
NarrowermindAttention
remarkexplicit notice
Broaderattention, attendingThe process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
Spanishatención, observación, observancia
Catalanatenció
Verbsobservestick to correctly or closely
observemake mention of
observewatch / watch attentively
observeobserve with care or pay close attention to
observefollow with the eyes or the mind

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