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Meaning of "observatories" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OBSERVATORIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OBSERVATORIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Observatories 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 OBSERVATORIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

observatories

Observatory

An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. Astronomy, climatology/meteorology, geology, oceanography and volcanology are examples of disciplines for which observatories have been constructed. Historically, observatories were as simple as containing an astronomical sextant or Stonehenge.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OBSERVATORIES

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE OBSERVATORIES

accessories
advisories
calories
categories
countries
directories
dormitories
factories
French Southern and Antarctic Territories
histories
inventories
laboratories
memories
Northwest Territories
repositories
stories
territories
theories
Tories
trajectories
victories

Synonyms and antonyms of observatories in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «observatories» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OBSERVATORIES

Find out the translation of observatories to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of observatories from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «observatories» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

天文台
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

observatorios
570 millions of speakers

English

observatories
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वेधशालाओं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مراصد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обсерватории
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

observatórios
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানমন্দির
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

observatoires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemerhatian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Observatorien
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

天文台
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전망대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Observatorium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đài quan sát
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வானியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेधशाळा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gözlemevleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

osservatori
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obserwatoria
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обсерваторії
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

observatoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρατηρητήρια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sterrewagte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

observations
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

observatorier
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of observatories

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSERVATORIES»

The term «observatories» is regularly used and occupies the 65.644 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSERVATORIES» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OBSERVATORIES»

Discover the use of observatories in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to observatories and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
More Small Astronomical Observatories
The second collection of- mostly amateur- observatories for small telescopes provides yet more ideas along with a wealth of practical information for anyone thinking of building an observatory.
Patrick Moore, 2002
2
Megalithic Lunar Observatories
This unique text discusses the mathematical principles behind Megalithic stone circles, and how these were used for observing lunar cycles in prehistoric times.
Alexander Thom, 1971
3
Great observatories of the world
Comprehensive profiles of 36 earth based observatories, 10 space-based telescopes and 11 observatories of the future and includes a history of each and profiles of the astronomers who used them. Abundantly illustrated.
Serge Brunier, Anne-Marie Lagrange, 2005
4
British University Observatories, 1772-1939
This is the first full history of the six university observatories that undertook research before World War II - Oxford, Dunsink, Cambridge, Durham, Glasgow and London - and their struggle to evolve in the middle ground between the royal or ...
Roger Hutchins, 2008
5
The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
Above all, the book illuminates the niches protected and financed by the Catholic Church in which science and mathematics thrived.
J. L. Heilbron, 2009
6
Observatories of the Southwest: A Guide for Curious Skywatchers
This book aims to inspire visits to these sites by illuminating the major scientific questions being pursued every clear night beneath the dark skies of the Southwest and the amazing machinery that makes these pursuits possible.
Douglas Isbell, Stephen E. Strom, 2009
7
Bird Observatories of Britain and Ireland
Written by wardens and ringers from each location, Bird Observatories of Britain and Ireland is a timely new edition of one of the earliest Poyser titles.
‎2010
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Measuring and Modeling the Universe: Volume 2, Carnegie ...
Reviews theory and measurement of various parameters related to the evolution of the universe.
Wendy L. Freedman, 2004
9
The Heavens on Earth: Observatories and Astronomy in ...
These pursuits coexisted in the nineteenth-century observatory; this collection surveys them as a coherent whole.
David Aubin, Charlotte Bigg, H. Otto Sibum, 2010
10
Searching the Heavens and the Earth
Jesuits established a large number of astronomical, geophysical and meteorological observatories during the 17th and 18th centuries and again during the 19th and 20th centuries throughout the world.
Agust’n Ud’as Vallina, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OBSERVATORIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term observatories is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why is China building the world's largest radio telescope?
Nan Rendong, chief scientist of the FAST project with the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, told Xinhua that ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
2
UK satellite Twinkle will boost search for Earth-like exoplanets
Upcoming general observatories, like the James Webb space telescope or E-ELT may have some of the capabilities needed, but time available ... «The Conversation UK, Jul 15»
3
Postdoc Leads New Phase of NASA's Pluto, Spitzer Telescope …
The Spitzer Space Telescope is the final mission in NASA's Great Observatories Program—a family of four space-based observatories, each ... «Tennessee Today, Jul 15»
4
Star Whores: John McCain, the Apache and the Battle to Save Mt …
It had gotten into the astronomy game in the 1920s and had put observatories on several of the peaks in the Santa Catalina Mountains outside ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»
5
Ocean Observers Complete Sensor Array In Pacific
That's why the Ocean Observatories Initiative started up... to place sensors off both coasts of the United States, to track a broad array of ... «Jefferson Public Radio, Jul 15»
6
Treasure Hunting in Archive Data finds Clues about Black Holes' Diet
Luckily enough, the two flagship X-ray observatories, the ESA-led XMM-Newton and the NASA-led Chandra took snapshots of the same area of ... «Scientific Computing, Jul 15»
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11% less rain than normal in Spain so far this year
... but the wettest conditions were reported at the observatories of Soria, (27 millimetres), Logroño-Agoncillo (20mm), Teruel (19mm), Pamplona ... «Spanish News Today, Jul 15»
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​Common misconceptions about operating an observatory on …
While construction of what will be the 14th observatory atop the Big Island's Mauna Kea remains on hold, 13 other existing observatories are ... «Pacific Business News, Jul 15»
9
Keck Assists in Discovery of 'Earth-Sized Planet'
Ground-based observatories, which included the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, the University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory ... «Big Island Now, Jul 15»
10
Skywatching Forecast: Great Resources for Checking Night Sky …
... and the most usable forecaster of astronomical observing conditions for more than 1,900 observatories and observing sites in North America. «Space.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Observatories [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/observatories>. Dec 2019 ».
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