- the measurement of the altitude or azimuth of a heavenly body for navigational purposes.
- the information obtained by such a measurement.
Origin of observation
SYNONYMS FOR observation
Related formsnon·ob·ser·va·tion, nounpre·ob·ser·va·tion, nounre·ob·ser·va·tion, nounself-ob·ser·va·tion, noun
Can be confusedobservance observation
Examples from the Web for self-observation
All this observation and self-observation possibly says something very depressing about how insular and self-obsessing we are.Watching Us, Watching Them: On ‘The People’s Couch’|Tim Teeman|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are not quite so new to the world, to experimental labor in the business of tuition, or to self-observation.An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance|John Foster
But the very keenness of his self-observation gradually brings him healing: a mastery of the body by the brain.Contemporary Belgian Poetry|Various
Especially did I love to indulge my old habit of self-observation and introspection.Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel|Friedrich Froebel
British Dictionary definitions for self-observation
- a sight taken with an instrument to determine the position of an observer relative to that of a given heavenly body
- the data so taken