watching, observance, observation
n. the act of observing; taking a patient look
n. the act of making and recording a measurement
n. facts learned by observing; "he reported his observations to the mayor"
reflexion, reflection, observation
n. a remark expressing careful consideration
n. [a detailed examination of phenomena prior to analysis, diagnosis, or interpretation]
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noesis, knowledge, cognition
n. the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
review, inspection
n. a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator"
n. close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
alertness, vigilance, wakefulness, watchfulness
n. the process of paying close and continuous attention; "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"
story, chronicle, account, history
n. a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
sign, mark
n. a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring"
n. a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
asseveration, averment, assertion
n. a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
n. (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
n. the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible; "I heard his explanation of the accident"
rubric, gloss
n. an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
commentary, comment
n. a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
footer, footnote
n. a printed note placed below the text on a printed page
n. an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
n. a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure
stain, brand, stigma, mark
n. a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
n. something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it was time to leave"
print, mark
n. a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
n. a character indicating a relation between quantities; "don't forget the minus sign"
mark, marking, marker
n. a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
n. a person who keeps watch over something or someone
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