observation skills meaning, observation skills definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( observations    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Observation is the action or process of carefully watching someone or something.  
...careful observation of the movement of the planets..., In hospital she'll be under observation all the time.     
2       n-count   An observation is something that you have learned by seeing or watching something and thinking about it.  
This book contains observations about the causes of addictions.     
3       n-count   If a person makes an observation, they make a comment about something or someone, usually as a result of watching how they behave.  
`You're an obstinate man,' she said. `Is that a criticism,' I said, `or just an observation?'.     
4       n-uncount   Observation is the ability to pay a lot of attention to things and to notice more about them than most people do.  
She has good powers of observation.     
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with advanced skills in the use of computers
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
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