Definition of Observatory

1. Noun. A building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena.

Generic synonyms: Building, Edifice



2. Noun. A structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings.
Exact synonyms: Lookout, Lookout Station, Observation Tower
Specialized synonyms: Observation Dome, Widow's Walk
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Derivative terms: Look Out

Definition of Observatory

1. n. A place or building for making observations on the heavenly bodies.

Definition of Observatory

1. Noun. A place where stars, planets and other celestial bodies are observed, usually through a telescope. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Observatory

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Observatory

observation post
observation station
observation tower
observational
observational constraints
observational learning
observationalist
observationalists
observationality
observationally
observations
observative
observator
observatories
observators
observatory (current term)
observaunce
observe
observed
observed fire
observedly
observee
observees
observer
observer's meridian
observer variation
observers
observership
observerships
observes

Literary usage of Observatory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of Londonby Royal Society (Great Britain) by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1843)
"The Royal observatory at Greenwich. The University of Aberdeen. The University of St. Andrews. ... The observatory at Oxford. The observatory at Cambridge. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"During the four years following the observatory remained in charge of the ... From the observatory of the late Marquis of Montecuccoli in Modena, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"Dr. WS Adams, of the Mount Wilson Solar observatory; Dr. WW Campbell, of the Lick observatory, and Professor Charles Burck- halter, of the Cabot observatory ..."

4. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"A complete modern observatory must provide for work both in the exact meridian and upon objects far removed from the meridian. ..."

5. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"Oxford University observatory. I Import for 1903. London, Mon. Not. Astr. Soc., 64, 190-1, ... South Kensington Solar Physics observatory. Report for 1903. ..."

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