Definition of Observed in English :

Define Observed in English

Observed meaning in English

Meaning of Observed in English

Pronunciation of Observed in English

Observed pronunciation in English

Pronounce Observed in English


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1. ascertained, discovered, observed

discovered or determined by scientific observation

Example Sentences:
'variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors'
'the discovered behavior norms'
'discovered differences in achievement'
'no explanation for the observed phenomena'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. (tr; may take a clause as object)
to see; perceive; notice
we have observed that you steal
2. (when tr, may take a clause as object)
to watch (something) carefully; pay attention to (something)
to make observations of (something), esp scientific ones
4. (when intr, usually foll by on or upon; when tr, may take a clause as object)
to make a comment or remark
the speaker observed that times had changed
5. (transitive)
to abide by, keep, or follow (a custom, tradition, law, holiday, etc)

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verb transitiveWord forms: obˈserved or obˈserving
to adhere to, follow, keep, or abide by (a law, custom, duty, rule, etc.)
to celebrate or keep (a holiday, etc.) according to custom
to notice or perceive (something)
to pay special attention to
to arrive at as a conclusion after study
to say or mention casually; remark
to examine and study scientifically
verb intransitive
to take notice
to comment or remark (on or upon)
to act as an observer

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. ob·served, ob·serv·ing, ob·serves
a. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice: observed a car leaving the property.
b. To watch attentively: observe a child's behavior.
c. To make a systematic or scientific observation of: observe the orbit of a comet.
2. To say casually; remark: "'It's nice to have somebody to wait on you,' she observed, with a laugh" (Upton Sinclair).
a. To adhere to or abide by; comply with: observe the terms of a contract.
b. To act in acknowledgment of (a holiday, for example); keep or celebrate: observe an anniversary.
c. To maintain (silence or a period of silence), as out of respect for someone who has died.
1. To take notice: stood by the window observing.
2. To say something; make a comment or remark: observed upon the unusual weather.
3. To watch or be present without participating actively: We were invited to the conference solely to observe.

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