In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(examination, study)observación feminine(post/tower/ward) (before noun) de observaciónto escape observation — pasar inadvertido / desapercibido
- he has no powers of observation — no es nada observador
- to keep sth/sb under observation — mantener algo/a algn bajo vigilancia
- she was taken to hospital for observation — la llevaron al hospital para tenerla en observación
- observation balloon — globo sonda
- observation satellite — satélite de observación
- The very processes of measurement and observation influence the subject and change him.
- Doctors in Bristol fearing a second more serious attack kept him at Great Western Hospital for observation.
- He said that he could not do anything that required detailed observation.
- Lighting can be adjusted by dimming when critical observation and monitoring are no longer necessary.
- This strange limitation arises because the very process of observation is inseparable from the state being measured.
- With nonhuman primates like macaques, the learning process occurs through observation.
- Lee was to be kept in the hospital for further observation until this afternoon.
- We use both field experiments and a dynamic game model to examine this counterintuitive observation.
- Vaccination alone will not control an outbreak without concurrent isolation of cases and monitoring and observation of contacts.
- Help was on the way in a very short time and the driver and passengers all got attention, and were sent to hospital for observation.
- Just like social survey research, structured observation necessitates decisions about sampling.
- Her companion, who sustained minor injuries, was being kept in overnight for observation in the Mater Hospital.
- Declare a gang and gun amnesty to be followed by a three to six-month period of detailed observation and prosecution.
- Due to emotional instability, she was sent to the psychiatric ward at the Eastern District hospital for observation.
- One can readily accept that sacredness is not determined by the scientific criteria of measurement and analysis of observation.
- In case of missing assessments, we carried forward the last observation.
- Greek doctors had started to look at the issue of poor health and disease by using a process of reasoning and observation.
- This process of using observation and experiment to refute false theories does not rely on induction in any way.
- The process of observation is the receipt and recognition of raw information from the environment.
- A daily visit from a health care worker is scarcely the same as the continual observation as hospital staff carry out their duties.
1.2(recording, measurement)observación masculineto take an observation — observar
- For it is the duty of an astronomer to record celestial motions through careful observation.
2(comment)observación femininecomentario masculineto make an observation — hacer una observación / un comentario
- So she wasn't surprised when he countered her obvious statement with an observation of his own.
- I would like to make three brief, concluding observations by way of answering this question.
- Just an observation: anybody else notice how many big brothers we have out there these days?
- At some risk of attempting to show ancestors how to suck eggs may I offer the following observations?
- The journalist then continued with a remarkable observation on public opinion.
- I excerpted a quote that summed up the point of the piece, followed by an observation based on revelation.
- Having often done so, I offer the following observations about the Foss Islands site.
- Morris's criticisms and observations in two reports could not be more serious.
- It was more of a quiet observation than a question but Marlo answered anyway.
- In these observations you get criticized if you open your mouth at all.
- The important issue that arises is how best to conduct this battle, and a general observation upon it seems in order.
- That is the first point I raise as a general observation and comment.
- There were, however, a number of more general observations in the judgment which we ought to note.
- My observation, based on personal experience, is that some of the things you lose as you approach your third age are no real loss at all.
- An appeal can be in the form of a funny question, a witty observation, opinion or comment.
- In response his son made an observation and asked a question that surprised the Shopkeeper very much indeed.
- It left his assistant Andy Watson to offer his observations on the game.
- In addressing this bill, I have to make the observation that we have heard it all now.
- It was a general observation, not one aimed at Johnston.
- What a funny observation, and as I heard it from other girls I'm not really sure what boys think about it all.
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