observational

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

observation +‎ -al

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Adjective[edit]

observational (comparative more observational, superlative most observational)

  1. Relating to observation, especially scientific observation.
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 10, in Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 535:
         An alternative way of defending the proposal to conflate NP MOVEMENT with XP MOVEMENT would be to question the observational adequacy of the claim that NP MOVEMENT only ever has NP constituents as its target.

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