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- adj. That cannot be observed.
- n. Something that cannot be observed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Incapable of being observed; not observable; not discoverable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not accessible to direct observation
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Even when samples are representative, some characteristics that affect individuals 'behavior remain unobservable, which makes it difficult, or impossible, to explain some of the variation among individuals.
As a result, Freshfields said the "unobservable" part of the hedge fund industry, outside of major jurisdictions, would attract market share and become more risky from a systemic perspective.
"unobservable" by traditional empiricists standards is possible.
Such situations often occur when only some agents, often with characteristics that are unobservable to the researcher, do not appear in the sample.
Satan's rebellion arises in no small measure from an over-estimation of the importance of existents and a rejection of those aspects of his relationship with God to be affirmed through belief: the unobservable act of his own creation; and the benevolence of the Son's vicegerent rule, which he takes to be an expression of divine authoritarianism.
If, however, the unobservable portion of the universe consists solely of a thin distribution of hydrogen gas there's no reason to think that, however vast it is, it would produce life.
This can theoretically exist in the world of action and so you need not postulate fundamentally unobservable preferences.
I am willing to believe that FFDs stand in for a host of unobservable features of family life, and so it is a good predictive variable.
While this is certainly possible, a critical point Barr emphasizes is that proposing an infinity of unobservable entities is no more scientifically defensible than proposing a single unobservable one God.
If the value of the company is only infinitesimally correlated with my unobservable effort, then my stock options will not provide much incentive for me to increase my unobservable effort.