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observer

English

Etymology

From observe.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
observer

Plural
observers

observer (observers)
  1. One who watches, monitors or takes notice
    Most impartial observers agreed that Sampras had not served well.
  2. One who adheres or follows laws, guidelines, etc.
    I shall be an observer of the local customs.
  3. A person sent, as a delegate, to a meeting or other function to monitor but not to participate
    The UN sent many observers to the country's first elections.
  4. (military) A crew member on an aircraft who makes observations of enemy positions or aircraft
    The only crew-member to survive the crash was the Canadian observer.
  5. (military) A sentry etc manning an observation post
    We waited till dusk when the observers' vision was poorest.

Translations

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  • Dutch: waarnemer nl(nl) m. (2)
  • Japanese: 傍観者 (boukansha), オブザーバー (obuzaabaa)

French

Pronunciation

Verb

observer

  1. to observe, to watch
  2. to note, to notice
  3. to keep, to maintain

Conjugation


Latin

Verb

observer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of observō.

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