[ UK /ɒbzəvˈe‍ɪʃənə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌɑbzɝˈveɪʃənəɫ/ ]
  1. relying on observation or experiment
    experimental results that supported the hypothesis
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How To Use observational In A Sentence

  • Through observational learning you have acquired a great number of behaviors that you could potentially produce but never do.
  • Most importantly, observational studies cannot distinguish indicators of risk from causal factors.
  • It wasn't observational humour, it was just outrageous. Times, Sunday Times
  • The results were derived from a 3.5 year observational study of median encroachments.
  • His current tour sees a near-perfect mix of personal anecdotes, observational comedy and sly wit. Times, Sunday Times
  • Expect observational riffs and a little name-dropping. Times, Sunday Times
  • The community portrait is based on first hand comments and observational camerawork.
  • This leads Demopoulos and Friedman to conclude that reducing a theory to its Ramsey sentence is equivalent to reducing it to its empirical consequences, and thus that: “Russell's realism collapses into a version of phenomenalism or strict empiricism after all: all theories with the same observational consequences will be equally true” (1985, 635). Structural Realism
  • For example, an observational study of 26 U.S. facilities revealed that the vast majority of endoscopes and bronchoscopes were improperly disinfected.
  • This theme is echoed by the discrepancy in results between experimental and observational studies of children's knowledge of causal connectives.
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