Definition of Observation

Definition Last Updated 17-Dec-2015 12:51

Observation is an activity intended to determine the value of an observable.

An observation is, according to context, either

  • A specific instance of an observing activity, or
  • The result of the observing activity, i.e. the specific value1Or range encompassing the value, or probability distribution for the value, or… given that any observation is necessarily subject to uncertainty, whether arising from limitations or defects known or unknown in the observing apparatus or method. of an observable at the time and place of observation

Measurement is the observation of a quantifiable observable.

Observation is a defined term of Enterprise Architecture. Observation is a defined term of Business Analysis.

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1.Or range encompassing the value, or probability distribution for the value, or… given that any observation is necessarily subject to uncertainty, whether arising from limitations or defects known or unknown in the observing apparatus or method.

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