French translation of 'observation'
1. (= scrutiny) observation f
powers of observation sens de l’observation
She has keen powers of observation. Elle a un grand sens de l’observation.
2. (by police) surveillance f
she’s under observation elle est sous surveillance
3. [of patient] observation f
He has been taken into hospital for observation. Il a été amené à l’hôpital, en observation.
4. (= remark) observation f
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Example Sentences Including 'observation'
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Sharp observation ensures that the stories rarely drop into sentimentality.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
Symptoms include a stubborn refusal to act, combined with a strong preference for observation and criticism rather than participation.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The jokes were funny; the observations about single life refreshing.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It is a limit to language if language here is understood as the totality of available procedures for observation, interpretation, description and explanation.Philosophy at the Limit (1990)
Seeking out the Iberian meeting places requires a good deal of detailed observation and help from insiders.Migrants in Modern France: Population Mobility in the Later Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1989)
Use careful observation and make quick, frequent sketches to get the basic form.Learn to Draw Cats (1999)
He also makes astute observations about his colleagues at the department of trade.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
His study required him to keep detailed observations, so the staff often saw him writing notes.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Some of his observations about the Egyptian capital and its people are wonderfully apt.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The answer is that all we can rely on is careful observation of statistics and common sense.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The gentle humour and sharp observation make the stories hard to put down.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We embark on a seemingly endless series of gently satirical observations and anecdotes about the zany world of activism.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He made his way up to the observation deck.Somewhere East of Life (1994)
No sooner had he completed the purchase than surveillance teams set up observation posts and placed cameras overlooking the property.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
On a hill overlooking the road, a British army observation post has been dismantled and replaced with a mobile phone mast.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
One observation post was once hit by 120 individuals.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Police said victims were taken to hospitals for observation and had recovered.The Sun (2015)
The observation deck was the only part of the tower to be opened so far.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There are manned observation points on shores all over the country, and you are welcome to join them.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Any observation about good surviving the onslaught of evil in those lands may sound facile.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The most interesting observation about the cuts is that they have not led to the calamity that critics predicted.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The best reaction is not to be aggressive but to make an observation on the behaviour.Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)
He made the important observation that bright people often had bright offspring.Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)
The observation that most people are fairly happy seems less surprising from a biological perspective.MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)
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'observation' in Other Languages
British English: observation NOUN
Observation is the action or process of carefully watching someone or something.
...careful observation of the movement of the planets.
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Translation of observation from the Collins English to French Dictionary