Meaning of OBSERVATION in English

OBSERVATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɒbzə(r)veɪʃ(ə)n ]

( observations)

1.

Observation is the action or process of carefully watching someone or something.

...careful observation of the movement of the planets...

In hospital she’ll be under observation all the time.

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2.

An observation is something that you have learned by seeing or watching something and thinking about it.

This book contains observations about the causes of addictions.

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3.

If a person makes an observation , they make a comment about something or someone, usually as a result of watching how they behave.

‘You’re an obstinate man,’ she said. ‘Is that a criticism,’ I said, ‘or just an observation?’.

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4.

Observation is the ability to pay a lot of attention to things and to notice more about them than most people do.

She has good powers of observation.

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