observable


observable
a) Able to be observed.
b) Deserving to be observed.
2. noun
Any physical property that can be observed and measured directly and not derived from other properties

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  • observable — [ ɔpsɛrvabl ] adj. • 1587; « qui doit être observé » fin XVe; lat. observabilis ♦ Qui peut être observé. Éclipse observable dans telle région. ⊗ CONTR. Inobservable. ● observable adjectif Qu on peut observer : Phénomène observable au télescope. ● …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Observable — Ob*serv a*ble, a. [L. observabilis: cf. F. observable.] 1. Capable of being observed; discernible; noticeable. Sir. T. Browne. [1913 Webster] The difference is sufficiently observable. Southey. [1913 Webster] 2. Worthy of being observed;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • observable — (adj.) c.1600, from L. observabilis remarkable, observable, from observare (see OBSERVE (Cf. observe)). Related: Observably; observability …   Etymology dictionary

  • observable — [əb zʉrv′ə bəl] adj. [L observabilis] 1. that can be observed; visible; discernible; noticeable 2. deserving of attention; noteworthy 3. that can or must be kept or celebrated [an observable holiday] observably adv …   English World dictionary

  • observable — index appreciable, blatant (conspicuous), clear (apparent), conspicuous, determinable (ascertainable) …   Law dictionary

  • observable — [adj] apparent appreciable, clear, detectable, discernible, discoverable, evident, noticeable, obvious, open, palpable, patent, perceivable, perceptible, recognizable, sensible, tangible, visible; concepts 529,576 Ant. hidden, imperceptible,… …   New thesaurus

  • observable — (Del lat. observabĭlis). adj. Que se puede observar …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Observable — Dans le formalisme de la mécanique quantique, une opération de mesure (c est à dire obtenir la valeur ou un intervalle de valeurs d un paramètre physique, ou plus généralement une information sur un système physique) est représentée par ce qu il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Observable — This article is about observables in physics. For the use of the term observable in control theory, see Observability. In physics, particularly in quantum physics, a system observable is a property of the system state that can be determined by… …   Wikipedia

  • Observable — En física cuántica, un observable es toda propiedad del estado de un sistema que puede ser determinada ( observada ) por alguna secuencia de operaciones físicas. Estas operaciones pueden incluir, por ejemplo, el someter al sistema a diversos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Observable — ► adjetivo Que puede ser observado: ■ los planetas del sistema solar son observables con un telescopio. SINÓNIMO apreciable perceptible * * * observable adj. Susceptible de ser notado. ≃ *Apreciable, *perceptible. * * * observable. (Del lat.… …   Enciclopedia Universal


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