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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
  • Lowest-observed-adverse-effect level: The lowest-observed-adverse-effect level (LOAEL) is the lowest concentration or amount of a substance found by experiment or observation that causes an

'Observed' example sentence in quotations


* 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


  • Ancient galaxy sheds light on dust as starmaker
    One of the oldest galaxies ever observed has revealed that dust played a vital role in the infancy of the Universe, astronomers reported on Monday. Over aeons, clouds of dust and gas coalesce to form new star systems. Astronomers led by Darach Watson at the University of Copenhagen used Europe's mega-observatory, located in Chile's bone-dry Atacama desert, Read more on this news related to 'Observed'
  • Leonard Nimoy honored by thousands in a moment of silence and Vulcan salute
    Thousands of attendees of the Long Beach Comic Expo observed a moment of silence in memory of actor Leonard Nimoy while offering up a Vulcan salute, Hero Complex reports. The expo opened its doors over the weekend, just days after news of Nimoy's passing became public. Leonard Nimoy, known to generations of Star Trek fans as Mr. Spock, died last week at his h Read more on this news related to 'Observed'
  • Ukraine military says rebels using truce to regroup
    Ukraine's military said on Sunday a ceasefire had been fully observed in eastern separatist territories overnight, but warned that pro-Russian rebels were using the truce to regroup for new attacks on government positions. A drop in violence and moves by both sides to withdraw heavy weapons from the front line had raised hopes a shaky two-week-old ceasefire co Read more on this news related to 'Observed'

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