• (adj): Discovered or determined by scientific observation.
    Example: "No explanation for the observed phenomena"
    Synonyms: ascertained, discovered

Some articles on observed:

Tocotrienols - No-observed-adverse-effect Level
... The authors estimated the no-observed-adverse-effect level (NOAEL) to be 120 mg per kg of body weight per day for males and 130 mg per kg of body weight ... Since effects on the blood components were observed in all cases with non-placebos, a no-observed-effect level (NOEL) could not be determined ...
Jeremiah Horrocks - Transit of Venus
... image of the Sun through a telescope onto a piece of paper, where the image could be safely observed ... The weather was cloudy, but he first observed the tiny black shadow of Venus crossing the Sun on the paper at about 315 pm, and observed for half an hour until sunset ... The 1639 transit was also observed by his friend and correspondent, William Crabtree, from his home in Broughton, near Manchester ...
Glitch (astronomy)
... Following a glitch is a period of gradual recovery where the observed periodicity slows to a period close to that observed before the glitch ... These gradual recovery periods have been observed to last from days to years ... of the Crab and Vela pulsars have been observed and studied extensively ...
Frictionless Plane - Other Scientific Applications
... about the properties of objects that have never been observed ... Similarly, no one has directly observed dark energy or captured any quantity of dark matter ... No one has observed a tiny string that was the indivisible foundation of all matter in the universe ...
Good–Turing Frequency Estimation - The Method
... Assume that X distinct species have been observed, numbered x = 1.. ... that give the number of individuals that have been observed for species x ... number of species for which only 1 individual was observed ...

Famous quotes containing the word observed:

    Error is to truth as sleep is to waking. I have observed that one turns, as if refreshed, from error back to truth.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    As young as I am, I have observed these three swashers. I am
    boy to them all three, but all they three, though they would
    serve me, could not be man to me.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    When some one remarked that, with the addition of a chaplain, it would have been a perfect Cromwellian troop, he observed that he would have been glad to add a chaplain to the list, if he could have found one who could fill that office worthily. It is easy enough to find one for the United States Army. I believe that he had prayers in his camp morning and evening, nevertheless.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)