Adjective "observation" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


The action or process of closely observing or monitoring something or someone.
  1. 'units kept enemy forces under observation for days'
  2. 'With nonhuman primates like macaques, the learning process occurs through observation.'
  3. 'A daily visit from a health care worker is scarcely the same as the continual observation as hospital staff carry out their duties.'
  4. 'Greek doctors had started to look at the issue of poor health and disease by using a process of reasoning and observation.'
  5. 'Help was on the way in a very short time and the driver and passengers all got attention, and were sent to hospital for observation.'
  6. 'We use both field experiments and a dynamic game model to examine this counterintuitive observation.'
  7. 'The process of observation is the receipt and recognition of raw information from the environment.'
  8. 'Lee was to be kept in the hospital for further observation until this afternoon.'
  9. 'In case of missing assessments, we carried forward the last observation.'
  10. 'Doctors in Bristol fearing a second more serious attack kept him at Great Western Hospital for observation.'
  11. 'Her companion, who sustained minor injuries, was being kept in overnight for observation in the Mater Hospital.'
  12. 'his powers of observation'
  13. 'Admiring Mr Twain's skills of observation offers scant hope that human race is making any progress.'
  14. 'As well as all that he had such a suave ability to get his own way, such humane and acute powers of observation.'
  15. 'Tombaugh's highly detailed powers of observation led him to discover Pluto in 1930.'
  16. 'She differed from all the other models I had met in that she didn't take drugs and possessed a talent for shrewd observation.'
  17. 'The whole thing is really propelled by your powers of observation and by your ability to shut up and get out of the way.'
  18. 'John Donne is among many who have also made this significant observation.'
  19. 'His powers of observation and description are as fresh and vivid today as they must have seemed to his contemporaries.'
  20. 'Moore suffuses her book with the rich detail and critical observation of a good reporter.'
  21. 'A number of oil sketches from nature in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, reveal his powers of lively observation.'
  22. 'Sherlock Holmes' reputation rests upon his powers of observation, memory and deduction.'
A statement based on something one has seen, heard, or noticed.
  1. 'That is the first point I raise as a general observation and comment.'
  2. 'The important issue that arises is how best to conduct this battle, and a general observation upon it seems in order.'
  3. 'In these observations you get criticized if you open your mouth at all.'
  4. 'I would like to make three brief, concluding observations by way of answering this question.'
  5. 'There were, however, a number of more general observations in the judgment which we ought to note.'
  6. 'It was a general observation, not one aimed at Johnston.'
  7. 'It was more of a quiet observation than a question but Marlo answered anyway.'
  8. 'It left his assistant Andy Watson to offer his observations on the game.'
  9. 'My observation, based on personal experience, is that some of the things you lose as you approach your third age are no real loss at all.'
  10. 'Just an observation: anybody else notice how many big brothers we have out there these days?'

More definitions

1. an act or instance of noticing or perceiving.

2. an act or instance of regarding attentively or watching.

3. the faculty or habit of observing or noticing.

4. notice: to escape a person's observation.

5. 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.

6. the information or record secured by such an act.

7. something that is learned in the course of observing things: My

More examples(as adjective)

"statements can be observation."

"sentences can be observation."

"decks can be observation."

"posts can be observation."


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘respectful adherence to the requirements of rules or ritual’): from Latin observatio(n-), from the verb observare (see observe).