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

Some articles on observed:

Glitch (astronomy)
... 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 ... Currently, only multiple glitches of the Crab and Vela pulsars have been observed and studied extensively ...
Jeremiah Horrocks - Transit of Venus
... 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 ...
Good–Turing Frequency Estimation - The Method
... Assume that X distinct species have been observed, numbered x = 1.. ... The frequency vector, R, has elements that give the number of individuals that have been observed for species x ... of species for which only 1 individual was observed ...
Frictionless Plane - Other Scientific Applications
... 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 ...
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 per day ... Since effects on the blood components were observed in all cases with non-placebos, a no-observed-effect level (NOEL) could not be determined ...

Famous quotes containing the word observed:

    One has observed life poorly, if one has not also witnessed the hand that mercifully—kills.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    “To my thinking” boomed the Professor, begging the question as usual, “the greatest triumph of the human mind was the calculation of Neptune from the observed vagaries of the orbit of Uranus.”
    “And yours,” said the P.B.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    A wise architect observed that you could break the laws of architectural art provided you had mastered them first. That would apply to religion as well as to art. Ignorance of the past does not guarantee freedom from its imperfections.
    Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)