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Origin of observable
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Examples from the Web for observably
And therefore also it is prodigious to have thunder in a clear sky, as is observably recorded in some Histories.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)
There were eleven of them; all were deeply excited, and two or three of the younger men were observably drunk and reckless.The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop
Word Origin and History for observably
c.1600, from Latin observabilis "remarkable, observable," from observare (see observe). Related: Observably; observability.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A measurable property of a physical system, such as mass or momentum. In quantum mechanics, observables correspond to mathematical operators used in the calculation of measurable quantities. Operators that do not commute, having a nonzero commutator, correspond to observables that cannot be precisely measured at the same time, such as momentum and position. See also uncertainty principle.
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