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observationnoun

uk   /ˌɒb.zəˈveɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɑːb.zɚˈveɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of observation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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observationnoun

 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.
(Definition of observation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “observation”
in Arabic مُراقَبة…
in Korean 관찰…
in Portuguese observação…
in Catalan observació…
in Japanese 観察, 監視…
in Chinese (Simplified) 观察, 观测, 监视…
in Turkish inceleme, gözlem, müşahade…
in Russian наблюдение, наблюдательность, замечание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 觀察, 觀測, 監視…
in Italian osservazione…
in Polish obserwacja, uwaga…
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