Translation of observation in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (examination, study) to escape observationhe has no powers of observationpasar inadvertido or desapercibidoto keep something/somebody under observationno es nada observadorno tiene capacidad de observaciónmantener algo/a alguien bajo vigilancia(Medicine)she was taken to hospital for observationtener algo/a alguien en observaciónla llevaron al hospital para tenerla en observación(before noun) (post/tower/ward)observation balloon (Meteorol) observation satellitede observaciónExample sentences1.2 countable (recording, measurement) to take an observation
- 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.
- For it is the duty of an astronomer to record celestial motions through careful observation.
- 2 countable (comment) to make an observationhacer una observación or un comentarioExample 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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