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  1. ob·ser·va·tion
    IPA[ˌäbzərˈvāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: observation, plural noun: observations

    • noun

      the action or process of closely observing or monitoring something or someone:

      the ability to notice things, especially significant details:

    • (especially of a patient or a suspected criminal) being closely and constantly watched or monitored
    • noun

      a post for watching the movement of enemy forces or the effect of artillery fire.
    • noun

      a railroad car with large windows designed to provide a good view of passing scenery.
    • noun

      a measurement of the position of the moon in order to calculate longitude from lunar distance.
    • a project initiated in 1937 to study and record the social habits and opinions of ordinary people in Britain.
    • noun

      a railway carriage with large windows designed to provide a good view of passing scenery.
    • noun

      a measurement of the position of the moon in order to calculate longitude from lunar distance.
    • noun

      a post for watching the movement of enemy forces or the effect of artillery fire.
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