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Noun: spotting  spó-ting
  1. The act of spotting or staining something
    - staining, maculation
     
  2. The act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    - detection, catching, espial, spying
Verb: spot (spotted,spotting)  spót
  1. Catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    - spy, sight, descry, espy
     
  2. See or hear differences; identify a particular part or parts of a whole; detect with difficulty
    "The fleeing convicts were spotted of the darkness by the watchful prison guards";
    - recognize, recognise [Brit], distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart
     
  3. Mar or impair with a flaw
    "her face was spotted";
    - blemish
     
  4. Make a spot or mark onto
    "The wine spotted the tablecloth";
    - fleck, blob, blot
     
  5. Become spotted
    "This dress spots quickly"
     
  6. Mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
    "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"

Derived forms: spottings

Type of: begrime, bemire [archaic], change, change surface, colly [archaic], comprehend, dirty, dirtying, discovery, find, grime, mark, perceive, soil, soiling, soilure, uncovering

Encyclopedia: Spotting

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