Adjective "observed" definition and examples

(Observed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əbˈzəːv/

Definitions and examples

verb

Notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant.
  1. 'Arrow of time refers to the capability of distinguishing previous events from subsequent events by observing significant differences between the two events.'
  2. 'At this diminished rate of novel sequence discovery, one can expect to observe a significant gain from enrichment procedures.'
  3. 'The crowd cheered as I spoke, and while observing the crowd I noticed a lot more new faces, all cheering loudly, as if begging for the music to start.'
  4. 'One arm curled across her chest, holding onto the top of her other arm, I noticed, still observing the girl.'
  5. 'Respectfully retreating to the side of the room with five of the princesses, Lord Cecil bit back a sigh as he observed a significant glance between Briar and Althia.'
  6. 'Fisher did not report observing any significant changes in the number of abstinent students in their university-based study.'
  7. 'Although it was hard to notice, observing the area around it, everything inside was alive.'
  8. 'Many cultures observe a significant event as a right of passage.'
  9. 'I'm aware that the kitten notices me observing the obscure figure.'
  10. 'We observed no significant condition interactions for total life stress, negative life-event stress, or hardiness.'
  11. 'Rob stood in the hallway, from where he could observe the happenings on the street'
  12. 'There was another boxer out on the ring, and Forte, having nothing else to watch, observed him shadowbox.'
  13. 'He only observed me carefully, that frightful smile never leaving his lips.'
  14. 'She was watching us, observing us, and there was a knowing smile on her elfin face that sent a shiver down my spine.'
  15. 'They were just observing her, watching her every move, her every breath.'
  16. 'She forced herself to keep her eyes off of him, although she could tell he was observing her carefully.'
  17. 'As we filled our plates with warm food, I watched my family observe him carefully, wondering what it was in him that made me like him.'
  18. 'Allison observed the landscape, registering small details she hadn't noticed the first time.'
  19. 'He observed her carefully as she lifted the plastic fork to her lips and ate the noodles, white sauce smearing on her lips.'
  20. 'His style is very Sherlockian because he observes things closely and notices details others miss.'
  21. 'A thick wet mop of dark hair clung to his head, a look of concern fixed onto his handsome face, as he seemed to carefully observe her.'
  22. 'No flocks consisting of more than three mated pairs were observed in the study area over the course of the two-year study period.'
  23. 'The study becomes one of observing the processes by which the intervening stages are established and how these influence the eventual perception of the event.'
  24. 'The groups were observed in new behavioral studies of the western lowland gorilla.'
  25. 'By data I mean controlled studies in which the specific effects of the Pill were observed and noted.'
  26. 'Group cyberstalking was also observed in the study.'
  27. 'Slivken will therefore be using the majority of his time to study and observe the differences in educational style.'
  28. 'In all cases studied, all observed symptoms have been found to he completely reversible when Kava consumption is discontinued.'
  29. 'Although we did not attempt to explain why these differences are observed, other studies have suggested that honesty in reporting may be a factor.'
  30. 'Astronomers here observe the universe by studying faint radio waves emitted by stars, evaporating comets and distant galaxies.'
  31. 'We thank the many field assistants who have spent long hours censusing and observing birds on our study plots and helping us to understand what determines bird abundances.'
Make a remark.
  1. with clause 'a stockbroker once observed that dealers live and work in hell'
  2. 'The late Mr Ahmed, in his characteristic astuteness, once observed that the will of the U.S. ruling class to dominate is not quite shared by its people.'
  3. 'In short, ‘A man has got to know his limitations,’ as Dirty Harry once observed.'
  4. 'It was former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who once memorably observed that for centuries the Himalayas have protected us, and now we must protect them.'
  5. 'Iris Murdoch once observed: ‘Philosophy is often a matter of finding occasions on which to say the obvious.’'
  6. 'And as Condi Rice once famously observed, ‘The smoking gun we may see may be a mushroom cloud.’'
  7. 'Football, Sun Tzu once observed, is a funny old game.'
  8. 'To a neighbour, who also declared that the doctor made the same remark, the Coroner observed: ‘I think you must have misunderstood him’.'
  9. 'He sounds like Alan Partridge, who once observed that ‘the police are hardly going to arrest someone unless he's guilty.’'
  10. 'He observes that students, once out of college, find it extremely difficult hunting jobs or pursuing further studies.'
  11. 'In fact, one commentator has observed that we live in the ‘Untied States of America.’'
Fulfil or comply with (a social, legal, ethical, or religious obligation)
  1. 'Religious minorities observe their own rituals.'
  2. 'Americans get just two weeks of annual leave and there is no obligation for states to observe the 10 federal public holidays.'
  3. 'Russia is today a party to an internal armed conflict, and must observe its obligations under the Geneva Conventions and other international humanitarian law that regulates such conflicts.'
  4. 'Turkey observes both civil and religious holidays.'
  5. 'At this early stage, still some time before its product has received marketing clearance or approval, the company must ensure that it observes the legal and regulatory restrictions on what can be said about its device.'
  6. 'Varying social organization has been observed among other large carnivores.'
  7. 'Although universally accepted procedures must be observed, they furnish little or no assistance in resolving such a predicament as faced the surgeon here.'
  8. 'The minister said the matter had been referred to the Judicial Department for observing the necessary legal formalities for executing the death sentence.'
  9. 'A third reason why state officials observe international legal obligations is that they perceive international law to be of functional value.'
  10. 'But if the government of a Darul-Kufr allows him to observe his religious duties, then it is not incumbent upon him to migrate to Darul-Islam.'
  11. 'a minute's silence will be observed'
  12. 'At the outset, a moment of silence was observed as a mark of respect to the late Tom Rowley, who died earlier in the year.'
  13. 'As a mark of respect the council will observe the two minute silence at 11 am on Thursday in the main offices at Browfort, in Devizes.'
  14. 'Prior to the kick-off, a minute's silence was observed in respect of the memory of Tom Dutton of Ferrybank.'
  15. 'Kitty had been attending bingo in Newtown since 1978 and John Conway observed a minute's silence as a mark of respect.'
  16. 'I was observing the two minutes silence and he wanted to know what I was doing.'
  17. 'They coned off a section of the road close to the scene on Monday so they could pay their respects and observe a minute's silence in memory of Mr Styles in safety.'
  18. 'The deceased gentleman was an avid supporter of greyhound racing, and as a mark of respect a minute's silence was observed at Saturday night's meet at the Waterford Track.'
  19. 'Before the game began, a vote of sympathy was passed and a minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to the late Mrs Fierson who died in Liverpool, England.'
  20. 'Before the match two minutes silence was observed by both teams as a mark of respect for umpire Annesley who passed way last morning.'
  21. 'During last weeks game, a minutes silence was observed for the late John O'Sullivan who was a former committee member of the Community Centre.'
  22. 'As I observed the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, an explosion of genetic responses went off deep inside me.'
  23. 'Muslim rites are generally observed for such ceremonies, which are accompanied by feasting and the signing of the marital agreement by bride and groom.'
  24. 'Three main rites of passage still observed are baptism, marriage, and death.'
  25. 'Only a few people came to observe a tightly guarded ceremony held in the town's Hiraq square, presided over by Regent Tarmizi Akarim and attended by local dignitaries.'
  26. 'Every caste, tribe, town, village, and religion has a panoply of traditional ceremonies that are observed with enthusiasm and wide participation.'
  27. 'This holiday long weekend atheists and believers alike observed religious rituals.'
  28. 'Among those observing the Hiroshima anniversary will be hundreds of Quakers in York, during their annual gathering at York University.'
  29. 'Racetracks across the United States planned to observe the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Wednesday.'
  30. 'Green said he intends to keep working for at least two more years, long enough to observe his 50th anniversary.'
  31. 'H.C. Andersen's 200th birth anniversary will be observed as a national event in Denmark this year.'
  32. 'These celebrations had to be observed in secret during the Soviet era.'
  33. 'This weekend, Liberia observes its 156th independence anniversary, but there is little to celebrate.'
  34. 'There is wide acceptance of the various special days that are observed / celebrated in a year.'
  35. 'School children wearing ‘Bharati’ masks led the procession to observe the 121st birth anniversary of the legendary poet.'
  36. 'On January 6 Mrs. Fong and I observed our 30th wedding anniversary quietly.'
  37. 'Many - especially those in rural areas - still observe the traditional Christmas celebration.'

More definitions

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 other special purpose: to observe an eclipse.

4. to state by way of comment; remark: He observed frequently that clerks were not as courteous as they used to be.

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More examples(as adjective)

"senses can be observed in kinds."

"scarpses can be observed on marias."

"rates can be observed after transitions."

"patterns can be observed in people."

"nests can be observed in situs."

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Origin

(observe)Late Middle English (in observe (sense 3)): from Old French observer, from Latin observare ‘to watch’, from ob- ‘towards’ + servare ‘attend to, look at’.