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American English: /ˌɑbzərˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ɒbzəˈveɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of observation in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (examination, study) to escape observation
    pasar inadvertido or desapercibido
    he has no powers of observation
    no es nada observador
    no tiene capacidad de observación
    to keep something/somebody under observation
    mantener algo/a alguien bajo vigilancia
    tener algo/a alguien en observación
    she was taken to hospital for observation
    la llevaron al hospital para tenerla en observación
    (before noun) (post/tower/ward)
    de observación
    observation balloon (Meteorology) observation satellite
    Example sentences
    • A daily visit from a health care worker is scarcely the same as the continual observation as hospital staff carry out their duties.
    • The very processes of measurement and observation influence the subject and change him.
    • This strange limitation arises because the very process of observation is inseparable from the state being measured.
    1.2 countable (recording, measurement) to take an observation
    Example sentences
    • For it is the duty of an astronomer to record celestial motions through careful observation.
  • 2 countable (comment) to make an observation
    hacer una observación or un comentario
    Example sentences
    • An appeal can be in the form of a funny question, a witty observation, opinion or comment.
    • I excerpted a quote that summed up the point of the piece, followed by an observation based on revelation.
    • So she wasn't surprised when he countered her obvious statement with an observation of his own.
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