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[ob-zur-vey-shuh-nl] /ˌɒb zɜrˈveɪ ʃə nl/
of, relating to, or founded on observation, especially founded on observation rather than experiment.
Origin of observational
1825-35; observation + -al1
Related forms
observationally, adverb
nonobservational, adjective
preobservational, adjective Unabridged
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  • After the hour is up, they write a reflection on that solitary, observational experience.
  • Much of life seemed to happen at a kind of observational remove from him.
  • The research will use publicly available data and will begin with observational studies to establish baseline normative behaviors.
  • One of my favorite techniques is to use observational work.
  • The finding yields new observational data for pinpointing one of several scenarios that trigger such outbursts.
  • Certainly, there's a better chance of finding observational evidence for theories of physics than theories of theology.
  • Hers is the first long-term observational study of a savanna-dwelling chimpanzee population.
  • Remind students to use observational skills to look for tools, geographic clues, and the work being done.
  • It is sadness that you can see in their eyes of their born instinct being taking away and being placed in an observational cage.
  • Until now, however, researchers have not been able to obtain good observational data on regional trends.

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