noun. 1. the deliberate analysis of an item or procedure for the purpose of gathering facts about it or recounting one's conclusions based upon what has been seen 2. a piece of data.

OBSERVATION: "The staffs' observation of the patient lead to an agreed-upon diagnosis of pneumonia."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "OBSERVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/observation/ (accessed June 28, 2017).