Synonyms for observation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ob-zur-vey-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɒb zɜrˈveɪ ʃən

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Définition of observation

Origin :
  • late 14c., "performance of a religious rite," from Latin observationem (nominative observatio) "a watching over, observance, investigation," noun of action from past participle stem of observare (see observe). Sense of "act or fact of paying attention" is from 1550s. Meaning "a remark in reference to something observed" first recorded 1590s.
  • noun attention, scrutiny
  • noun comment on something scrutinized
Example sentences :
  • She was conveyed to the palace in a cedar carriage, carefully screened from observation.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • My field of observation has been at home, here in America; but it has been the same in France.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • I freely say that the tendency of my thought, based on observation, is to conservatism.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • By observation, the camp was in latitude 31 degrees 42 minutes South.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • By observation, the elevation of this encampment is 2,250 feet.
  • Extract from : « The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California » by Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
  • That is contrary to the observation of philosophers of bygone days.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • The imagination is skilfully awakened and made to do the work of observation.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Old English Ballads » by George Wharton Edwards
  • “You will want some conclusive evidence,” came the observation in a murmur.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • I asked if this was her own insolence, or her young mistress's observation?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Until now this personage had escaped the observation of the travelers.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper

Antonyms for observation

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