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observation

Pronunciation: /ˌɑːbzərˈveɪʃən; ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃən/

Translation of observation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 u and c (examination, study) observación (feminine) to escape observation pasar inadvertido or desapercibido he has no powers of observation no es nada observador, no tiene capacidad de observación to keep sth/sb under observation mantener* algo/a algn bajo vigilancia [Medicine/Medicina] tener* algo/a algn en observación she was taken to hospital for observation la llevaron al hospital para tenerla en observación (before noun/delante del nombre) [post/tower/ward] de observación observation balloon [Meteorol] globo (masculine) sonda observation satellite satélite (masculine) de observación
    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/numerable (recording, measurement) observación (masculine) to take an observation observar
    Example sentences
    • For it is the duty of an astronomer to record celestial motions through careful observation.
  • 2 countable/numerable (comment) observación (feminine), comentario (masculine) 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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