an act or instance of noticing or perceiving.
an act or instance of regarding attentively or watching.
the faculty or habit of observing or noticing.
to escape a person’s observation.
an act or instance of viewing or noting a fact or occurrence for some scientific or other special purpose:
the observation of blood pressure under stress.
the information or record secured by such an act.
something that is learned in the course of observing things:
My observation is that such clouds mean a storm.
a remark, comment, or statement based on what one has noticed or observed.
the condition of being observed.
the measurement of the altitude or azimuth of a heavenly body for navigational purposes.
the information obtained by such a measurement.
Obsolete. observance, as of the law.
the act of observing or the state of being observed
a comment or remark
detailed examination of phenomena prior to analysis, diagnosis, or interpretation: the patient was under observation
the facts learned from observing
an obsolete word for observance
a sight taken with an instrument to determine the position of an observer relative to that of a given heavenly body
the data so taken
verb (used with object), observed, observing. 1. to see, watch, perceive, or notice: He observed the passersby in the street. 2. to regard with attention, especially so as to see or learn something: I want you to observe her reaction to the judge’s question. 3. to watch, view, or note for a scientific, official, or […]
verb (used with object), occupied, occupying. 1. to take or fill up (space, time, etc.): I occupied my evenings reading novels. 2. to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of: Occupy the children with a game while I prepare dinner. 3. to be a resident or tenant of; dwell in: We occupied the […]
noun 1. a violation or breaking of a social or moral rule; transgression; sin. 2. a transgression of the law; misdemeanor. 3. a cause of transgression or wrong. 4. something that offends or displeases. 5. the act of offending or displeasing. 6. the feeling of resentful displeasure caused: to give offense. 7. the act of […]
[self-op-uh-rey-ting, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. automatic.