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Observation is sensing and assimilating the knowledge of a phenomenon into a framework of previous knowledge and ideas.
Observation may also refer to:
- Observation in auditing, a procedure to obtain audit evidence.
- Observation tower
- Observation deck
- Observer (special relativity) a specialized meaning of the concept that physicists use
- Observation car (often abbreviated to observation), a type of railroad passenger car
- Watchful waiting (also referred to as observation), an approach to a medical problem in which time is allowed to pass before further testing or therapy is pursued
- Medical observation
- Observations and Measurements, an information model and data transfer standard
- "The Observation", a song by Donovan from his 1967 album Mellow Yellow
- "Observations", a song by Avail from their 1992 album Satiate
- Observations (album), a 1996 album by Steve Swell and Chris Kelsey
- Observations, Richard Avedon's 1959 collaborative book with Truman Capote containing portraits of famous people
- An empirically obtained random variate in statistics
- A unit of a sample, in statistics
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