re·​ob·​serve (ˌ)rē-əb-ˈzərv How to pronounce reobserve (audio)
reobserved; reobserving

transitive verb

: to observe (something or someone) again especially in a more detailed way
This made it a good target for follow-up, so they used 12 orbits of Hubble time (that's a lot) to reobserve it using a spectrometer …Phil Plait

Examples of reobserve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team reobserved these stars but did not see the same signals again. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 8 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reobserve was in 1618

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“Reobserve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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