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Definition of Spotting

Babylon English

staining; sighting, discovery, identification
mark, dot, stain; remove a spot from; notice, detect, recognize; become stained; place, set in a particular position, locate
Spotting Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Dance Terminology
Focusing on a fixed point through a turn
Spotting Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Spot
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Maniad = n. a placing, a spotting
Manol = a. local; spotting; delicate; accurate, exact, minute, particular,
WordNet 2.0

1. the act of spotting or staining something
(synonym) staining, maculation
(hypernym) soiling, soilure, dirtying
(derivation) spot, fleck, blob, blot
2. the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
(synonym) detection, catching, espial, spying
(hypernym) discovery, find, uncovering
(derivation) descry, spot, espy, spy

1. a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"
(synonym) topographic point, place
(hypernym) point
(hyponym) grave, tomb
2. a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
(hypernym) section, subdivision
3. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
(synonym) smudge, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur
(hypernym) blemish, defect, mar
(hyponym) blotch, splodge, splotch
4. a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
(synonym) speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation
(hypernym) marking
(hyponym) speck, pinpoint
5. a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
(hypernym) section, subdivision
6. an outstanding characteristic; "his acting was one of the high points of the movie"
(synonym) point
(hypernym) characteristic
7. a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
(hypernym) place of business, business establishment
(hyponym) cabaret, nightclub, club, nightspot
8. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
(synonym) position, post, berth, office, billet, place, situation
(hypernym) occupation, business, job, line of work, line
(hyponym) academicianship
9. a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
(synonym) touch
(hypernym) attack
10. a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"
(synonym) bit
(hypernym) small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
(classification) United Kingdom, UK, Great Britain, GB, Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
11. a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
(synonym) pip
(hypernym) marker, marking, mark
(part-holonym) playing card
12. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
(synonym) spotlight
(hypernym) lamp
(member-holonym) theater light
13. a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight spot"
(hypernym) playing card
(hyponym) eight-spot
14. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
(synonym) blot, smear, smirch, stain
(hypernym) mistake, error, fault

1. catch sight of
(synonym) descry, espy, spy
(hypernym) sight
(derivation) lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picket
2. mar or impair with a flaw; "her face was blemished"
(synonym) blemish
(hypernym) dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire
3. make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
(synonym) fleck, blob, blot
(hypernym) change surface
(hyponym) splotch
(verb-group) stain
(derivation) smudge, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur
4. become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) freckle
(derivation) smudge, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur
5. mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
(hypernym) mark
(hyponym) freckle
(derivation) speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation
Spotting Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Railroad-Related Terms
The act of placing a car in a specific location on a track.
Spotting Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
See water spotting .
Spotting Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Spotting may refer to:
  • Aircraft spotting
  • Bus spotting
  • Car spotting
  • Train spotting

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Spotting Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The placing of a container where required to be loaded or unloaded
Spotting Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
film and video
Used in scoring and sound effects editing to identify the specific scenes or points where music cues or effects cues will take place. Usually, this will include information on length and style.