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Meaning of “observer” in the English Dictionary

"observer" in British English

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observernoun [C]

uk   /əbˈzɜːvər/  us   /-ˈzɝːvɚ/
C2 a ​person who ​watches what ​happens but has no ​activepart in it: observers of the ​politicalsituation/​political observers UN observers are ​monitoring the ​ceasefire.

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

"observer" in American English

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observernoun [C]

 us   /əbˈzɜr·vər/
a ​person who ​watches what ​happens but has no ​activepart in it: Political observers say it’s going to be a ​closeelection.
(Definition of observer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"observer" in Business English

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observernoun [C]

uk   us   /əbˈzɜːvər/
a ​person who watches and ​studies what ​happens but has no ​activepart in it: an observer of sth He is ​close observer of the ​situation on Wall Street. One industry observernoted: 'The ​carmarket is going through a ​transition.' To an outside observer, it all seems very ​efficient, but the reality is somewhat different.
(Definition of observer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “observer”
in Chinese (Simplified) 观察者, 观察家…
in Turkish gözlemci, gören/fark eden/farkına varan kimse…
in Russian наблюдатель, обозреватель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 觀察者, 觀察家…
in Polish obserwator, świadek…
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