from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Possible to observe: observable phenomena; an observable change in demeanor. See Synonyms at noticeable.
- adj. Deserving or worthy of note; noteworthy: an observable anniversary.
- n. A physical property, such as weight or temperature, that can be observed or measured directly, as distinguished from a quantity, such as work or entropy, that must be derived from observed quantities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be observed.
- adj. Deserving to be observed.
- n. Any physical property that can be observed and measured directly and not derived from other properties
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being observed; discernible; noticeable.
- adj. Worthy of being observed; important enough to be noted or celebrated.
- adj. Noteworthy; remarkable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being observed or noticed, or viewed with interest or attention.
- Noticeable; worthy of observation; noteworthy; hence, remarkable.
- That may or must be observed, followed, or kept: as, the formalities observable at court.
- n. A noticeable or noteworthy fact or thing; something worth observing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being seen or noticed
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Because we have to admit that we can observe only a relatively small patch of the Universe, which we call our observable Universe and we are limited by an observation horizon beyond which we will never be possible to look through.
Nah, just an interest in observable reality … why do you dislike that so much?
Your argument “you guys really do like to create your own little worlds full of seamless facts that fit together nicely but have no basis in observable reality” does not work here.
The observable is conserved if and only if the equations of motion are invariant under the transformations generated by the corresponding [Hermitian] operator
As always, however, the gritty observable is more complicated than the airy ontological.
FL would occur within observable history but so what?
And none of the long term observable feedback I get is good.
But the site itself appears to be up and working, and the only change observable from the old San Francisco of my rememberances is that apparently the patio is now a restaurant or a bar.
Logically, everything observable is but a series of cause and effects.
The still and unpleasant waters are covered with lirio for many meters out into the lake and the water, when observable, is grey and smelly.
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