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Noun observance has 4 senses
  1. observation, observance, watching - the act of observing; taking a patient look
    --1 is a kind of look, looking, looking at
    --1 has particulars: monitoring; sighting; stargazing
    Derived form: verb observe4
  2. ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
    --2 is a kind of affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function
    --2 has particulars:
     circumstance; funeral; wedding, wedding ceremony, nuptials, hymeneals; pageant, pageantry; dedication; opening; commemoration, memorialization, memorialisation; military ceremony; initiation, induction, installation; exercise; fire walking; formality, formalities; Maundy
    Derived form: verb observe6
  3. notice, observation, observance - the act of noticing or paying attention; "he escaped the notice of the police"
    --3 is a kind of attention, attending
    --3 has particulars: mind; remark
    Derived form: verb observe1
  4. honoring, observance - conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
    --4 is a kind of conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance
    Antonyms: nonobservance
    --4 has particulars: punctilio
    Derived form: verb observe9
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