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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

The deliberate act of an observer who studies events using his or her sensory processes. Observation is usually the first step taken in a scientific investigation....

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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The record of the measurement or assessment of a particular meteorological variable obtained at a specific time. A weather report ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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1 the action or process of observing something or someone carefully or in order to gain information: she was brought into the hospital for observation...

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