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    Difference

    Could someone tell me the difference between 'observation' and
    'observance'.Kindly use these in sentences.
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    Re: Difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram100 View Post
    Could someone tell me the difference between 'observation' and
    'observance'.Kindly use these in sentences.
    R-
    Please go to the links below:

    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    I hope they are of great help to you.

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    Re: Difference

    I am not a teacher.

    {Observance}, {Observation}. These words are discriminated by the two distinct senses of observe.
    To observe means (1) to keep strictly; as, to observe a fast day, and hence, observance denotes the keeping or heeding with strictness; (2) to consider attentively, or to remark; and hence, observation denotes either the act of observing, or some remark made as the result thereof. We do not say the observation of Sunday, though the word was formerly so used. The Pharisees were curious in external observances; the astronomers are curious in celestial observations.

    "Love rigid honesty, And strict observance of impartial laws". --Roscommon.
    ''That's a foolish observation.'' --Shak.
    "In matters of human prudence, we shall find the greatest advantage in making wise observations on our conduct." --I. Watts.


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    Re: Difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram100 View Post
    Could someone tell me the difference between 'observation' and
    'observance'.Kindly use these in sentences.

    R-
    Observation:Observation of the landscape,the building,the activity(i.e.something one sees).
    Observance:Observance of the rules,regulations,religious rites(i.e. paying due regard or attention to).
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    rj1948.


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    Re: Difference

    Observation; Something you do f/e: I observe a changes in color.
    Observance: A rule, something you must followf/:e There is a new observance about the incorporation of new members.
    (I'm not a techer)

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