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Meaning of "observation post" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OBSERVATION POST

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OBSERVATION POST

noun
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preposition
conjunction
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Observation post is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OBSERVATION POST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

observation post

Observation post

An observation post, temporary or fixed, is a position from which soldiers can watch enemy movements, to warn of approaching soldiers, or to direct artillery fire. In strict military terminology, an observation post is any preselected position from which observations are to be made - this may include very temporary installations such as a vehicle parked as a roadside checkpoint, or even an airborne aircraft.

Definition of observation post in the English dictionary

The definition of observation post in the dictionary is a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed OP.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OBSERVATION POST

observable
observableness
observably
observance
observancy
observant
observantly
observation
observation balloon
observation car
observation deck
observation satellite
observation tower
observation ward
observational
observationally
observative
observator
observatories
observatory

WORDS THAT END LIKE OBSERVATION POST

book post
by return of post
command post
customs post
fence post
first post
from pillar to post
frontier post
hitching post
king post
last post
listening post
newel post
parcel post
post
registered post
staging post
tool post
trading post
whipping post
winning post

Synonyms and antonyms of observation post in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «observation post» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OBSERVATION POST

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The translations of observation post from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «observation post» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

观察哨
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

puesto de observación
570 millions of speakers

English

observation post
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अवलोकन पोस्ट
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

المراقبة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наблюдательный пост
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

posto de observação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পর্যবেক্ষণ পোস্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poste d´observation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jawatan pemerhatian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beobachtungsposten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

監視所
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

관측소
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pos pengamatan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bài quan sát
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவனிப்பு இடுகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निरीक्षण पोस्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gözlem sonrası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

posto di osservazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

po obserwacji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спостережний пост
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

post de observare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρατηρητήριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

waarneming post
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

observationspost
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

observasjonspost
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of observation post

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSERVATION POST»

The term «observation post» is regularly used and occupies the 74.356 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSERVATION POST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about observation post

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OBSERVATION POST»

Discover the use of observation post in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to observation post and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Guide to Military Operations Other Than War: Tactics, ...
One of the most common and important missions for a platoon in stability and support operations is the establishment and operation of an observation post (OP ). Because of widely varying conditions, the techniques and requirements of this ...
Keith E. Bonn, Anthony E. Baker, 2000
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LIFE
(5) Battery commander estimates shortest distance from observation post to line between guns and target as 700 yd. (6) Artillery men know 700 yd. at 3,300 yd. range subtend an angle of 1 2°. (7)12° angle is added to aiming circle angle (253 °) ...
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Clearing the Way: Combat Engineers in Kandahar
sight to the east, Observation Post 2 located on the southern ridge would provide coverage to the south, Observation Post 3 on the northern ridge would face north over the Arghandab River and the entire Zhari District and Observation Post 4 ...
Mark Gasparatto, 2011
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Strategy and Tactics of the Salvadoran FMLN Guerrillas: Last ...
Usually, the observation post would be located on the most dominant elevation around the camp. This wire bridge or strategic bridge might be located as far as three kilometers from the camp, a distance that offered a high margin of security.
José Angel Moroni Bracamonte, 1995
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The Fine Art of Executive Protection: Handbook for the ...
This observation post manned by an EPO is part of the second concentric circle of security. The post is established within a secured sector, usually within areas where the principal will be present. The secured zone or area is established, ...
A. Hunsicker, 2007
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SAS : Great Britain's Elite Special Air Service
Leroy Thompson. One of the most important patrol skills remains the establishment of observation posts prior to establishment of which the patrol leader has checked four criteria: Is the objective clearly visible from the observation post?
Leroy Thompson, 1999
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Storm on the Horizon: Khafji--The Battle that Changed the ...
PART I THE OUTPOST BATTLES 1 The Persian Gulf Theater, Winter 1991 2 Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, July-August 1990 3 January 19, 1991, Northeastern Saudi Arabia 4 6:00 P.M., January 29, 1991, Observation Post 4 5 8 :20 P.M., ...
David J. Morris, 2004
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Eyes of Artillery: The Origins of Modern U.S. Army Aviation ...
JohnT: 146, 156, 157, 166, 169, 184, 278 Wann, 1st Lt. Henry S.: 49, 51-52, 67, 87-88, 94, 95, 289 War Department and air-observation-post supply policies: 156 aircraft procurement policy: 88 approval of air-observation-post concept: 75-78, ...
Edgar F. Raines, 2000
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Sixteenth report of the Independent Monitoring Commission
Observation Post: An observation post is an installation whose primary role is to collect information, as directed by and in support of the PSNl. 3. Sites are described by their primary purpose - sangar or supersangar if it is to protect, observation ...
Independent Monitoring Commission, 2007
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Tank destroyer reconnaissance platoon
Avoid daylight movement. i. Dig shelters for all personnel. 23. COMPOSITION OF OBSERVATION POST PARTIES, a. As few men as possible comprise the observation post party. Keeping in small groups and the use of small, mobile vehicles ...
United States. War Dept, 1944

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OBSERVATION POST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term observation post is used in the context of the following news items.
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Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 Countries
Viewing the DMZ from Observation Post Ouellette at Camp Bonifas, Republic of Korea, March 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete ... «The White House, Jul 15»
2
Indian Artillery maintained its true spirit of Izzat O Iqbal during Kargil …
Commander/ Observation Post's. It was unique in the history of 286 Medium Regiment that all its 18 guns barrels wore out their life in 25 days since Operation ... «Scoop News, Jul 15»
3
Doing his civic duty
... reported, “Tuesday morning at 10 minutes to eight, Mrs. Arthur Quackenbush, on duty at the Bellvale Observation Post, spotted a plane. «The Warwick Advertiser, Jul 15»
4
3 volcanoes erupt, disrupt Eid celebrations
Head of the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) Mt. Sinabung observation post, Armen Putra, said that the first ... «Jakarta Post, Jul 15»
5
Inquiry to explore why soldiers ambushed police chasing hijackers
The hijackers drove to the Kosi Bay border, past an SA National Defence Force observation post. SA Vehicle Security director Thinus ... «Rand Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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DOLLISON'S DOCKET: What is Being Said (And Not Said) in the …
Sometimes, as some sort of early warning (what we call in the military LP/OP (Listening Post/Observation Post), this other headline appears, ... «Lost Coast Outpost, Jul 15»
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Did author spook showy cardinals who abandoned nest?
After his second inquiry, I decided to exchange my observation post for a more active role in the kitchen. By the time dinner was over, it was ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Govt evacuates over 700 people after Mount Gamalama's eruption
According to Head of the Mount Gamalama Observation Post Darno Lamane, the volcano erupted at 8:10 am local time and spewed volcanic ... «ANTARA, Jul 15»
9
ISIS Has Fired Chemical Mortar Shells, Evidence Indicates
... back from the front-line positions after the attack, and that their former squad-sized outpost was now an observation post with fewer fighters. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Gallipoli digger Sergeant Sidney Ernest Parkes of Hornsby shot …
Parkes had been manning an observation post. There had been a brief armistice during the day while both sides retrieved their dead for burial. «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Observation post [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/observation-post>. Nov 2020 ».
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