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ob·ser·va·tion

 (ŏb′zər-vā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of observing: observations of a rare bird.
b. The power or faculty of observing.
c. The fact of being observed: kept the suspect under observation.
2.
a. The act or process of perceiving something, such as a phenomenon, often by means of an instrument, and making a record of the resulting information.
b. The result or record of such an act or process: a meteorological observation.
3. An inference, judgment, or remark that is made by observing: made some sharp observations about the movie.

ob′ser·va′tion·al adj.
ob′ser·va′tion·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.observational - relying on observation or experiment; "experimental results that supported the hypothesis"
empirical, empiric - derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"
Translations

observational

adjempirisch, aufgrund or auf Grund von Beobachtungen gewonnen; observational skills or facultiesBeobachtungsgabe f; observational studyBeobachtungsstudie f

observational

[ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃənl] adj (frm) (device) → per l'osservazione; (abilities, faculties) → di osservazione
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