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observation

noun  us   /ˌɑb·zərˈveɪ·ʃən/

observation noun (REMARK)

[C] a remark made about something you have noticed: She made an interesting observation about the poet’s intentions.

observation noun (EXAMINE)

observation noun (WATCH)

[U] the act of watching something or someone carefully: He was admitted to the hospital for observation after complaining of chest pains.

observation noun (NOTICE)

[U] the ability to notice something or someone: He has remarkable powers of observation.
Translations of “observation”
in Korean 관찰…
in Arabic مُراقَبة…
in Portuguese observação…
in Catalan observació…
in Japanese 観察, 監視…
in Italian osservazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 觀察, 觀測, 監視…
in Russian наблюдение, наблюдательность, замечание…
in Turkish inceleme, gözlem, müşahade…
in Chinese (Simplified) 观察, 观测, 监视…
in Polish obserwacja, uwaga…
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