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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act or process of sighting or learning the existence of something for the first time
  • the spotting of a new bird is always a thrill for an avid bird-watcher

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present participle of spot

Synonyms & Antonyms of spotting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to mark with small spots especially unevenly
  • to give the effect of sunlight on water, the artist spotted the lake in his painting with flecks of gold paint

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2 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • I spotted both of them as they tried to sneak out the back door

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3 to cover by or as if by scattering something over or on
  • the TV networks had spotted reporters all over the state for the election

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“Spotting.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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