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Below you will find the definition of observation, followed by 34 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the act of observing; taking a patient look
EXAMPLES - Observation in a Sentence
- My observation was the defense had the better of this. (source)
- Excellent observation, which is why my child is now home schooled. (source)
- MOORE: Yes, it's called the observation principle actually in science. (source)
- Perhaps related to this observation is a tendency to prefer order, neatness, symmetry, and balance. (source)
- All of this is to say, I thought the observation was a pretty perfect way to sum up last week's episode. (source)
- Or maybe he'll just be recalling the observation from Chairman Mao, that a revolution is not a dinner party. (source)
- Long-term observation of the load admission of the tunnel tube with redistributions of stress in the mountains. (source)
- The center has a short-term observation unit that can serve as an alternative to hospitalization for some people. (source)
- They have their own knowledge derived from experience, long-term observation, and the utilization of natural resources. (source)
- "The marking of the turtles was done in the feeding ground for long-term observation and monitoring," she told Bernama here. (source)
- They will carry out a comprehensive analysis of the electoral process based on a long-term observation and a Drag to Playlist (source)
- Another observation is the emergence and activities of antitrust related centers and institutes at law schools across the country. (source)
- As part of that, the center has a short-term observation unit, where people can sometimes resolve their problem in a 24-hour period. (source)
- GERAGOS: He didn't say racial, but what he did say is a very astute observation, which is you're in the southern portion of Virginia. (source)
- Hilzoy characterizes it as the "strongest case I can think of for it" and I agree with that observation, which is what makes its contents so amazing. (source)
- The second study, a shorter-term observation of 1,410 patients in France, found some correlation between a Mediterranean-type diet and slower cognitive damage. (source)
- But the workings of the gym aren't complex enough to reward long-term observation, I think, and the result is indeed more like a light workout than his usual intense engagement. (source)
- Excessive weight, as measured by body mass index was a statistically non-significant predictor of CVD events in the short-term observation period, but became significant over 30 years. (source)
- * Excessive weight, as measured by body mass index was a statistically non-significant predictor of CVD events in the short-term observation period, but became significant over 30 years. (source)
- Long-term observation since 1990 at Waliguan GAW global station in western China validated comparable atmospheric CO2 mixing ratios to that of other global background stations in the world. (source)
- So we have begun to look at this, and that is actually coincided with another set of interesting observation, which is a basically your tongue is not the only place you have a sense of taste. (source)
- It's my 'dead-time - filler of choice and when I used to supply content to publishers I recall the observation that the sudoku alone doubled the time many reader spent with certain free papers. (source)
- Meanwhile, I see that you concede my main observation, which is that your Commerce Clause theory is not limited to intelligence-gathering at all, but to any wiretaps where the content is not made public. (source)
- In a broader sense, science is defined as the observation and investigation of phenomena and is not restricted to the natural world. mathematics have been employed for thousands of years, dating back to the (source)
- A sane idealism believes that the eternal verities are adumbrated, not travestied, in the phenomenal world, and does not forget how much of what we call observation of nature is demonstrably the work of mind. (source)
- What I'd like to start off with is an observation, which is that if I've learned anything over the last year, it's that the supreme irony of publishing a book about slowness is that you have to go around promoting it really fast. (source)
- KURTZ: I've got to go, I've got to go to break, but I just want to make one quick observation, which is that she yelled, Carrie Prejean yelled at a young staffer her in the CNN bureau, why did you let Larry ask me these questions? (source)
- Glaciers with available long-term observation series around the world (30 glaciers in 9 mountain ranges) show a thickness reduction of 1.3 and 0.7 meters water equivalent (mwe) during the hydrological years 2006 and 2007, respectively. (source)
- They will carry out a comprehensive analysis of the electoral process based on a long-term observation and a Drag to Playlist maximsnewsnetwork: SUDAN ELECTIONS EU OBSERVERS in KHARTOUM (UNMIS) maximsnewsnetwork: 11 March 2010 - UNMIS: Khartoum, (source)
- A single device is not the silver bullet that -- it's a combination of different security measures, including behavior observation, that is available now that will be part of the final solution to get whatever the resolution is on liquid explosives. (source)
- Nabokov, who skips with his butterfly net through the pages of Sebald's The Emigrants, is perhaps the exception that proves this rule, and maybe that's why he coined the observation - confusing to critics, but not to writers - that "you can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style". (source)
- The average mass balance of the glaciers with available long-term observation series around the world continues to decrease, with tentative figures indicating a further thickness reduction of 1.3 and 0.7 metres water equivalent (m w.e.) during the hydrological years 2006 and 2007, respectively. (source)
- Nikolai Vulchanov (Bulgaria), head of the OSCE ODIHR's long-term observation mission: "Our overall assessment is positive, but there is a need to inject more trust in the electoral environment, including through unbiased news reporting by the public broadcaster, improving voter registration procedures, and ensuring that contestants are treated equally by the authorities." (source)
- I'll just make one observation, which is today's phone call is really an indication of the degree to which the African-American civic and political community, the Civil Rights community, the religious community, the grassroots activist community, the youth community are stepping up to mobilize and support the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. This bill is really essential to revitalizing the Progressive movement, of which labor has been such an important backbone. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 34 example sentences provided below is 44.0, which suggests that "observation" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 37 synonyms for observation.
ascertainment, check, cognition, cognizance, conclusion, consideration, detection, estimation, examination, experience, heedfulness, information, inspection, investigation, knowledge, mark, measurement, mind, monitoring, note, notice, noticing, once-over, overlook, perception, probe, recognizing, regard, remark, research, review, search, study, supervision, surveillance, view, watching
We have 9 antonyms for observation.
disbelief, heedlessness, ignorance, inattention, indifference, neglect, no comment, thoughtlessness, unobservance
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of observation from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The act or faculty of observing.
- (noun) The fact of being observed.
- (noun) The act of noting and recording something, such as a phenomenon, with instruments.
- (noun) The result or record of such notation: a meteorological observation.
- (noun) A comment or remark. See Synonyms at comment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The act of observing, and the fact of being observed.
- (noun) The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.
- (noun) A remark or comment.
- (noun) A judgement based on observing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act or the faculty of observing or taking notice; the act of seeing, or of fixing the mind upon, anything.
- (noun) The result of an act, or of acts, of observing; view; reflection; conclusion; judgment.
- (noun) An expression of an opinion or judgment upon what one has observed; a remark.
- (noun) Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
- (noun) The act of recognizing and noting some fact or occurrence in nature, as an aurora, a corona, or the structure of an animal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act or fact of observing, and noting or fixing in the mind; a seeing and noting; notice: as, a fact that does not come under one's observation.
- (noun) The habit or power of observing and noting: as, a man of great observation.
- (noun) An act of scientific observing; an accurate remarking (often with measurement) of a fact directly presented to the senses, together with the conditions under which it is presented: as, a meridian observation, made by a navigator, in which he measures the sun's altitude when on the meridian for the purpose of calculating the latitude; the meteorological observations made by the Signal Service Bureau.
- (noun) The result of such a scientific practice; the information gained by observing: as, to tabulate observations.
- (noun) Knowledge; experience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the act of observing; taking a patient look
- (noun) the act of noticing or paying attention
- (noun) facts learned by observing
- (noun) the act of making and recording a measurement
- (noun) a remark expressing careful consideration