under observation

Definition of under observation

  1. :  being watched carefully The plants seem to have recovered from the disease, but they are still under observation.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

  1. :  an act or instance of observing a custom, rule, or law

    :  observance

    :  an act of recognizing and noting a fact or occurrence often involving measurement with instruments

  1. :  designed for use in viewing something (as scenery) or in making observations

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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