[ UK /ɒbzˈɜːvd/ ]
[ US /əbˈzɝvd/ ]
  1. discovered or determined by scientific observation
    discovered differences in achievement
    no explanation for the observed phenomena
    variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors
    the discovered behavior norms
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How To Use observed In A Sentence

  • The face muscles set differently when we think we are observed; it becomes habitual. Times, Sunday Times
  • As once observed, the problem is ‘not illness but decrepitude.’
  • Predators have been observed to avoid attacking brightly coloured species.
  • They having observed where the Chest stood, and wanting a necessary mooveable to houshold, yet loath to lay out money for buying it: complotted together this very night, to steale it thence, and carry it home to their house, as accordingly they did; finding it somewhat heavy, and therefore imagining, that matter of woorth was contained therein. The Decameron
  • Additionally, FDA officials decided the drug must carry a warning on its label stating, "An increased rate of stroke was observed following Xarelto discontinuation in clinical trials" in patients with the faulty heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation. FDA Approves Anticlotting Drug
  • The microscope capacitates small objects to be observed.
  • This in some degree corresponds with Captain Cook's record of the irregularity of his compass when he passed near this part of the coast, in consequence of which he called the peaked island to the westward of the cape, Magnetical Island: this irregularity, however, was not noticed by me in my observations near the same spot; and the difference observed by him may very probably have been occasioned by the ship's local attraction, which in those days was unknown. Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia Performed between the years 1818 and 1822 — Volume 1
  • The sentry guard dived into his foxhole and closely observed the stranger towards him.
  • I then knew, by the black cross which I observed on its neck, that it was of the species called aquis, one of the boldest and most venomous of the serpents of that region. In New Granada Heroes and Patriots
  • Cornelius observed that the wooden bobbin dangling on a string from the window blind was the shape of an acorn.
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