An "observer" is one who is appointed by the Committee to assist a referee to decide questions of fact and to report to him any breach of a Rule. An observer should not attend the flagstick, stand at or mark the position of the hole, or lift the ball or mark its position.
An observer to the GATT is a country or international organization that has been authorized by the GATT Council (Sec. Ill) to attend but not participate in sessions of the Council and various GATT committees and negotiating groups. Most countries in transition have been accepted as observers to GATT, which allows officials from these countries to familiarize themselves with Western trade practices and consultation procedures. The International Monetary Fund and UNCTAD (Sec. Ill) are among the institutional observers to GATT.
the Conference of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies normally permit accredited observers to attend their meetings. Observers include the United Nations and its specialised agencies, non-Party states, representatives of other conventions, and other qualified governmental and non-governmental organisations.
The COP and its subsidiary bodies normally permit accredited observers to attend their sessions. Observers include the United Nations and its specialized agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency, non-Party states, and other qualified governmental or non-government organizations.
Competition surveillance staff. Each team participating in a competitive balloon event is accompanied by one observer to ensure legal, fare and safe competition, and to keep records of the team's competition results, which after a post-competition debriefing, can be used by the panel of judges to determine the results of the competition.
carries Objective connotations (somebody else observing somebody who observes something). At this site, it is used as a kind of bridge towards orthodox way of thinking. Reality is a no-no word at this site just as Objective and Objectivity are. It should be replaced with Out There or Commonly Agreed Description of the World and Ourselves within It. The whole concept is based on the fact that we can not perceive the "out there" directly. Variants like real and really are tolerated as long it is clear that they refer to Cultural Imprint, Commonly Agreed Description... or Common Perceptual Base. However, an effort should be made to avoid them. It is important to notice that existence of reality in classical sense is not denied. What it used to annotate, is divided between these more suitable forms.
Observer (also known as Brain Guy) is a fictional character on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 television series. He was played by Bill Corbett, and appeared on the eighth through tenth seasons of the series. Observer is a hyperintelligent, psychic alien from a planet of fellow aliens confusingly sharing the name "Observer".