Commentary: OBSERVATION[+event] observance, notice - the act of observing or noticing or paying attention
He escaped the observation of the police.
The principal's observation of the class lasted only ten minutes.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2 4
Commentary: OBSERVATION[+event] the act of making and recording a measurement
Radio Observations of Comet Shoemaker-Levy have shown an increase in radio emissions.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: facts learned by observing
He reported his observations to the mayor.
Scientific observations while not proven are often accepted as fact.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: reflection, reflexion - a remark expressing careful consideration
Please keep your observations to yourself.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5