observer

Definitions

General English

  • noun a person who goes to an event and watches but does not take part.

Aviation

  • noun a person working in a meteorological station who assesses weather conditions by visual means

Law

  • noun somebody who observes

Politics

  • noun someone who is appointed to act as a witness to an important event such as an election, sometimes in another country, to see that it has been carried out fairly
  • noun someone who attends a meeting to listen but not to take part
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