observer

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From observe +‎ -er.

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observer ‎(plural observers)

  1. One who makes observations, monitors or takes notice
    Most impartial observers agreed that Sampras had not served well.
  2. One who adheres or follows laws, guidelines, etc.
    I shall be an observer of the local customs.
  3. A person sent as a representative, to a meeting or other function to monitor but not to participate
    The UN sent many observers to the country's first elections.
  4. (military) A crew member on an aircraft who makes observations of enemy positions or aircraft
    The only crew-member to survive the crash was the Canadian observer.
  5. (military) A sentry etc. manning an observation post
    We waited till dusk when the observers' vision was poorest.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin observāre, present active infinitive of observo.

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observer

  1. to observe, to watch
  2. to note, to notice
  3. to keep, to maintain

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observer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of observō