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observation

 
Noun observation has 5 senses
  1. observation - the act of making and recording a measurement
    --1 is a kind of
    measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration
    --1 has particulars: radio observation
    Derived forms: verb observe1, verb observe8
  2. observation, observance, watching - the act of observing; taking a patient look
    --2 is a kind of look, looking, looking at
    --2 has particulars: monitoring; sighting; stargazing
    Derived forms: verb observe7, verb observe3, verb observe4, verb observe8
  3. observation - facts learned by observing; "he reported his observations to the mayor"
    --3 is a kind of
    fact
    --3 has particulars: scientific fact
    Derived forms: verb observe7, verb observe1, verb observe3, verb observe4, verb observe8
  4. notice, observation, observance - the act of noticing or paying attention; "he escaped the notice of the police"
    --4 is a kind of attention, attending
    --4 has particulars: mind; remark
    Derived forms: verb observe7, verb observe3, verb observe4, verb observe2, verb observe8
  5. observation, reflection, reflexion - a remark expressing careful consideration
    --5 is a kind of remark, comment
    --5 has particulars: Parkinson's law; Parkinson's law
    Derived forms: verb observe7, verb observe1, verb observe3, verb observe4, verb observe8
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