ob·serv·er noun \əb-ˈzər-vər\
: a person who sees and notices someone or something
: a person who pays close attention to something and is considered to be an expert on that thing
: a person who is present at something (such as a meeting) in order to watch and listen to what happens
: one that observes: as
a : a representative sent to observe but not participate officially in an activity (as a meeting or war)
b : an expert analyst and commentator in a particular field <political observers>
Examples of OBSERVER
- According to one observer, the event was poorly organized.
- The star is not visible to an observer without a telescope.
- According to one military observer, this change comes after years of planning.
- Observers say the economy is improving.
- The class has an observer today, so please be on your best behavior.
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