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English noun: observance

1. observance (act) the act of observing; taking a patient look


Synonymsobservation, watching


Broader (hypernym)look, looking, looking at


Narrower (hyponym)monitoring, sighting, stargazing

2. observance (event) a formal event performed on a special occasion


SamplesA ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor.


Synonymsceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony


Broader (hypernym)affair, function, occasion, social function, social occasion


Narrower (hyponym)circumstance, commemoration, dedication, exercise, fire walking, formalities, formality, funeral, hymeneals, induction, initiation, installation, Maundy, memorialisation, memorialization, military ceremony, nuptials, opening, pageant, pageantry, potlatch, wedding, wedding ceremony

3. observance (cognition) the act of noticing or paying attention


SamplesHe escaped the notice of the police.


Synonymsnotice, observation


Broader (hypernym)attending, attention


Narrower (hyponym)mind, remark

4. observance (act) conformity with law or custom or practice etc.


Synonymshonoring


Broader (hypernym)abidance, compliance, conformation, conformity


Narrower (hyponym)punctilio


Antonymsnonobservance









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