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ob·ser·ver

(ob-zĕr'vĕr),
One who perceives, notices, or watches; in behavioral research with humans, the investigator or his/her surrogate.
[L. observo, to watch]

observer

An international medical graduate—a doctor who was educated and trained outside of the US—who joins a medical or surgical team at a teaching hospital in the US to observe the style and particulars of patient management. Observers are usually sponsored by a foreign hospital or university and have a mentor assigned to them; they are expected to have a good command of English, must have a valid visa, and do not participate in direct patient management.
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For example, observant Jews will not eat meat from a plate that has ever touched dairy, just in case a nano-sized speck of cheese is clinging to it for dear life.
Eruvs --a demarcation made by thin, nearly invisible wires that are strung high above the ground between utility poles to create a symbolic boundary of private space around a neighborhood -- are in high demand among Orthodox and some other observant Jews because they authorize certain privileges, like carrying personal belongings and pushing a baby carriage, that are otherwise banned in public areas on the Sabbath.
These Jews' experience should have been included in Heilman's study of contest within observant Orthodoxy because in recent years, both Haredi--most notably Chabad (Lubavitch) Hasidim--and the most energetic of modern groups have been battling it out on the hustings for the souls of these Jews as well as the allegiances of even more disaffected co-religionists.
We have added every convenience conceivable for observant Jewish families, but the apartments are so well-designed that our buying audience is potentially unlimited.
Which is a shame, because Montiel's extremely engaging memoir of the same name is packed with wry, observant anecdotes about his brief teenage celebrity as an underwear model and a highly paid frontman for an punk band that bombed.
Snowdance is a "calendar" collection of twelve original songs (one for each month of the year), each one of which is presented from the viewpoint of a strong, observant, self-assured child who gives an honest, and sometimes comical, appraisal of the world through a child's perspective.
With an intellectually observant voice, no doubt aided by the book's ghostwriter, music journalist Kris Ex, 50 makes his memoir socially relevant, weaving it around a supporting cast whose lives, like his, are being swallowed by urban decay and drugs.
Born around 1395, the prosaically named Guido di Pietro entered the Observant (or reformed) Dominicans around 1421, already having been a painter since about 1417.
IAN Parri's feature on Rhyl (Daily Post, July 18) was observant and well written, but readers should not run away with the idea that Rhyl is just a has-been resort.
A short, old iron fence now surrounds the park--a space the size of a smallish studio apartment--while two benches provide seating, and a bronze plaque at the entrance alerts particularly observant pedestrians to the fact that they are walking by the Sonny Bono Memorial Park.
Although prayer had always been a part of Safiedine's life, other tenets of the faith had not--her friends joke that she used to throw a robe on over her mini skirt and pray before going to nightclubs--and she had long resisted the head scarf, considered mandatory by many observant Muslims.