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  • discovered or determined by scientific observation; "variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors"; "the discovered behavior norms"; "discovered differences in achievement"; "no explanation for the observed phenomena"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Observed'


  • Observed information: In statistics, the observed information, or observed Fisher information, is the negative of the second derivative (the Hessian matrix) of the "log-likelihood"
  • DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course): redirects here. For the medical mnemonic, see DOTS (mnemonic). DOTS (directly observed treatment, short-course), is the name given to the tuberculosis control

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* It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Man, being the servant and interpreter of nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought of the course of nature beyond this he neither knows anything nor can do anything. - Francis Bacon

* It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny their figure deformity. - Alexander Hamilton


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Observed Sample Sentences in News


  • MQM strike call draws mixed response in interior of Sindh - Newspaper - DAWN.COM
    HYDERABAD: A partial strike was observed in the interior of Sindh on Thursday in response to a call given by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement to protest targeted and ‘extrajudicial’ killing of a large number of its workers over the past few weeks. Read more on this news related to 'Observed'
  • State inspectors cite caterer and five restaurants for health and safety violations
    Violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at five South Florida restaurants and a caterer prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners and briefly suspend operations, according to the department’s website. Read more on this news related to 'Observed'
  • Cassini catches Saturn's moon Titan naked in the solar wind
    Researchers studying data from NASA's Cassini mission have observed that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves much like Venus, Mars or a comet when exposed to the raw power of the solar wind. The observations suggest that unmagnetized bodies like Titan might interact with the solar wind in the same basic ways, regardless of their nature or distance from t Read more on this news related to 'Observed'

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