What is observe?

  • (verb): Watch attentively.
    Example: "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on observe:

Eyewitness Testimony - Procedural Reforms - Jury Guidelines
... eyewitness testimony How well could the eyewitness observe the thing he reports? Were his senses equal to the observation? Was his physical location ... some types of information are easier to observe and report on than others ...
Centers (Fourth Way) - Importance in The Fourth Way
... Students of that path must observe themselves ... and context for two things What to observe ... centers." For example, a student may observe an increased heart rate and increased respirations while watching a sporting event ...
CCTV - Uses - Transport Safety
... A CCTV system may be installed where an operator of a machine cannot directly observe people who may be injured by some unexpected machine operation ... park ride may use a CCTV system to observe that people are not endangered by starting the ride ... a vehicle safer, if it allows the driver to observe objects or people not otherwise visible ...
Stephen Joseph Perry - Scientific Work
... In 1870 he went in charge of a government expedition to observe a solar eclipse at Cadiz at Carriacou (West Indies) in 1886 in Moscow in 1887 and at the Îles du Salut in 1889, on which journey he died ... Kerguelen in the South Indian Ocean, to observe a transit of Venus, when he also took a series of observations to determine the absolute longitude of the place, and others for the magnetic ... In 1882 he went again with Sidgreaves, to observe a similar transit in Madagascar, and he again took advantage of the occasion for magnetic purposes ...
Average Treatment Effect - Formal Definition
... If we could observe, for each individual, and among a large representative sample of the population, we could estimate the ATE simply by taking the average value of for the sample (where is the ... The problem is that we can not observe both and for each individual ... For example, in the drug example, we can only observe for individuals who have received the drug and for those who did not receive it we do not observe for treated individuals and for untreated ...

More definitions of "observe":

  • (verb): Observe correctly or closely.
    Synonyms: keep, maintain
  • (verb): Observe with care or pay close attention to.
    Synonyms: note, take note
  • (verb): Celebrate, as of holidays or rites.
    Example: "Observe Yom Kippur"
    Synonyms: celebrate, keep
  • (verb): Conform one's action or practice to.
    Synonyms: keep

Famous quotes containing the word observe:

    There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spirit among all the humbler animals, yet see what ridicule has brought him to. Instead of feeling complimented when we are called an ass, we are left in doubt.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    One of the most significant effects of age-segregation in our society has been the isolation of children from the world of work. Whereas in the past children not only saw what their parents did for a living but even shared substantially in the task, many children nowadays have only a vague notion of the nature of the parent’s job, and have had little or no opportunity to observe the parent, or for that matter any other adult, when he is fully engaged in his work.
    Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917)

    One has but to observe a community of beavers at work in a stream to understand the loss in his sagacity, balance, co-operation, competence, and purpose which Man has suffered since he rose up on his hind legs.... He began to chatter and he developed Reason, Thought, and Imagination, qualities which would get the smartest group of rabbits or orioles in the world into inextricable trouble overnight.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)