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ob·ser·va·tion

observation

 
 
pronunciation:
ab zr veI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of perceiving the environment through one of the senses.
A good artist must be skilled at close observation.
synonyms:
notice, view
similar words:
celebration, examination, inspection, perception, watch
definition 2: the state of being seen or noticed.
The doctor wanted to keep the patient under observation.
similar words:
examination, inspection
definition 3: a comment; remark.
Her guest made the observation that the dinner table looked beautiful.
synonyms:
comment, remark
similar words:
report, statement
derivations: observational (adj.), observationally (adv.)
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