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Observation vs. Observance — What's the Difference?

Observation vs. Observance — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Observation and Observance

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Observation

Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source. In living beings, observation employs the senses.

Observance

The practice of observing the requirements of law, morality, or ritual
Strict observance of the rules
The decline in religious observance

Observation

The act of observing
Observations of a rare bird.

Observance

The action of watching or noticing something
The baby's motionless observance of me

Observation

The power or faculty of observing.
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Observance

Respect; deference
The tramp gave them no observance

Observation

The fact of being observed
Kept the suspect under observation.

Observance

The act or practice of observing or complying with a law, custom, command, or rule.

Observation

The act or process of perceiving something, such as a phenomenon, often by means of an instrument, and making a record of the resulting information.

Observance

The act or custom of keeping or celebrating a holiday or other ritual occasion.

Observation

The result or record of such an act or process
A meteorological observation.

Observance

A customary rite or ceremony.

Observation

An inference, judgment, or remark that is made by observing
Made some sharp observations about the movie.

Observance

The act of watching; observation
"Consider how much intellect was needed in the architect, and how much observance of nature" (John Ruskin).

Observation

The act of observing, and the fact of being observed (see observance)

Observance

Roman Catholic Church The rule governing a religious order.

Observation

The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.

Observance

The practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule.

Observation

A remark or comment.

Observance

The custom of celebrating a holiday or similar occasion.

Observation

A judgement based on observing.

Observance

Observation or the act of watching.

Observation

Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.

Observance

(religion) A rule governing a religious order, especially in the Roman Catholic church.

Observation

A regime under which a subject is routinely observed.

Observance

That which is to be observed.

Observation

Philosophically as: the phenomenal presence of human being existence.

Observance

Reverence; homage.

Observation

(stochastics) A realization of a random variable.

Observance

The act or practice of observing or noticing with attention; a heeding or keeping with care; performance; - usually with a sense of strictness and fidelity; as, the observance of the Sabbath is general; the strict observance of duties.
It is a customMore honored in the breach than the observance.

Observation

The act or the faculty of observing or taking notice; the act of seeing, or of fixing the mind upon, anything.
My observation, which very seldom lies.

Observance

An act, ceremony, or rite, as of worship or respect; especially, a customary act or service of attention; a form; a practice; a rite; a custom.
At dancesThese young folk kept their observances.
Use all the observance of civility.
Some represent to themselves the whole of religion as consisting in a few easy observances.
O I that wasted time to tend upon her,To compass her with sweet observances!

Observation

The result of an act, or of acts, of observing; view; reflection; conclusion; judgment.
In matters of human prudence, we shall find the greatest advantage in making wise observations on our conduct.

Observance

Servile attention; sycophancy.
Salads and flesh, such as their haste could get,Served with observance.
This is not atheism,But court observance.
Love rigid honesty,And strict observance of impartial laws.

Observation

An expression of an opinion or judgment upon what one has observed; a remark.
To observations which ourselves we makeWe grow more partial for the observer's sake.

Observance

The act of observing; taking a patient look

Observation

Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
We are to procure dispensation or leave to omit the observation of it in such circumstances.

Observance

A formal event performed on a special occasion;
A ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

Observation

The act of recognizing and noting some fact or occurrence in nature, as an aurora, a corona, or the structure of an animal.

Observance

The act of noticing or paying attention;
He escaped the notice of the police

Observation

The act of making and recording a measurement

Observance

Conformity with law or custom or practice etc.

Observation

The act of observing; taking a patient look

Observation

Facts learned by observing;
He reported his observations to the mayor

Observation

The act of noticing or paying attention;
He escaped the notice of the police

Observation

A remark expressing careful consideration

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