Meaning of “observation” in the English Dictionary

"observation" in British English

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uk /ˌɒb.zəˈveɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌɑːb.zɚˈveɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “observation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"observation" in American English

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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)