observational

[ ob-zur-vey-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌɒb zɜrˈveɪ ʃə nl /

adjective

of, relating to, or founded on observation, especially founded on observation rather than experiment.

Nearby words

  1. observance,
  2. observant,
  3. observation,
  4. observation car,
  5. observation post,
  6. observative,
  7. observatory,
  8. observe,
  9. observedly,
  10. observer

Origin of observational

First recorded in 1825–35; observation + -al1

Related formsob·ser·va·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·ob·ser·va·tion·al, adjectivepre·ob·ser·va·tion·al, adjective

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