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Meaning of observed by Wiktionary Dictionary

observed


    Verb

    observed

    1. Simple past tense and past participle of observe .
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Explanation of observed by Wordnet Dictionary

observed


    Adjective
    1. discovered or determined by scientific observation

    2. no explanation for the observed phenomena


    Definition of observed by GCIDE Dictionary

    observed


    1. Observe ( ŏbzẽrv ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Observed ( ŏbzẽrvd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Observing.] [L. observare, observatum; ob ( see Ob- ) + servare to save, preserve, keep, heed, observe: cf. F. observer. See Serve.]
      1. To take notice of by appropriate conduct; to conform one's action or practice to; to keep; to heed; to obey; to comply with; as, “to observe rules or commands; to observe civility.”

      Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Ex. xii. 17.

      He wolde no such cursedness observe. Chaucer.

      Must I budge? Must I observe you? Shak.

      With solemn purpose to observe

      Immutably his sovereign will. Milton.

      2. To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to notice with care; to see; to perceive; to notice; to discover; as, “to observe an eclipse; to observe the color or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an army; to observe an accident.”

      3. To express as what has been noticed; to utter as a remark; to say in a casual or incidental way; to remark.

    2. observed adj.
      1. perceived with the eyes and sometimes with other senses; as, “no explanation for the observed phenomena”.

      2. Detected by systematic scientific observation; as, “variation in the observed flux may depend on a number of factors”.

      Syn. -- ascertained.

      3. Perceived directly with the eyes; observed at first hand.

      Syn. -- seen, witnessed.