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{adj: discernible, evident, observable} capable of being seen or noticed
"a discernible change in attitude"
"a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript"
"an observable change in behavior"

{adj: explicit, expressed} precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication
"explicit instructions"
"she made her wishes explicit"
"explicit sexual scenes"
<-> implicit

{adj: natural} existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
"a perfectly natural explanation"
<-> supernatural

{adj: objective, nonsubjective} undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
"an objective appraisal"
"objective evidence"
<-> subjective

{adj: overt, open} open and observable; not secret or hidden
"an overt lie"
"overt hostility"
"overt intelligence gathering"
"open ballots"
<-> covert

{adv: publicly, publically, in public} in a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly
"she admitted publicly to being a communist"
<-> privately

{n: behaviorism, behaviourism, behavioristic psychology, behaviouristic psychology} an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior

{n: objectivity, objectiveness} judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices

{n: picture, scene} a situation treated as an observable object
"the political picture is favorable"
"the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"

{n: polygene} a gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations

{n: positivist, rationalist} someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes

{n: structuralism, structural anthropology} an anthropological theory that there are unobservable social structures that generate observable social phenomena

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