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The point came when people were doing things I didn't feel competent to do myself. I'm not being modest; I honestly get lost. I was lucky in spotting what I did when I did, but there comes a point where you realise what you're doing is not going to be much good.
Peter Higgs

Meaning of "spotting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPOTTING

spotting  [ˈspɒtɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPOTTING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spotting is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPOTTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of spotting in the English dictionary

The definition of spotting in the dictionary is the hobby of watching for and noting particular examples of something, such as birds, numbers or types of trains, buses, etc.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPOTTING


anticlotting
ˌæntɪˈklɒtɪŋ
blotting
ˈblɒtɪŋ
bogtrotting
ˈbɒɡˌtrɒtɪŋ
cybersquatting
ˈsaɪbəˌskwɒtɪŋ
globe-trotting
ˈɡləʊbˌtrɒtɪŋ
hotting
ˈhɒtɪŋ
jotting
ˈdʒɒtɪŋ
knotting
ˈnɒtɪŋ
plotting
ˈplɒtɪŋ
potshotting
ˈpɒtˌʃɒtɪŋ
repotting
ˌriːˈpɒtɪŋ
rotting
ˈrɒtɪŋ
sand-yachting
ˈsændˌjɒtɪŋ
slotting
ˈslɒtɪŋ
squatting
ˈskwɒtɪŋ
swotting
ˈswɒtɪŋ
totting
ˈtɒtɪŋ
train-spotting
ˈtreɪnspɒtɪŋ
trotting
ˈtrɒtɪŋ
yachting
ˈjɒtɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPOTTING

spotted fever
spotted flycatcher
spotted gum
spotted hyena
spotted laurel
spotted mackerel
Spotted Mist
spotted orchid
spotted ray
spotted redshank
spotted sandpiper
spottedness
spotter
spotter plane
spottie
spottier
spottiest
spottily
spottiness
spotty

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPOTTING

accounting
admitting
batting
betting
chatting
committing
cutting
emitting
fitting
formatting
knitting
letting
permitting
putting
setting
sitting
spitting
splitting
submitting
transmitting
upsetting

Synonyms and antonyms of spotting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPOTTING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «spotting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of spotting

Translation of «spotting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPOTTING

Find out the translation of spotting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spotting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spotting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

检举
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

manchado
570 millions of speakers

English

spotting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खोलना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اكتشاف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кровянистые выделения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

manchas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

spotting
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

spotting
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bercakap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spotting
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スポッティング
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

얼룩
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spotting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự có vết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண்டுபிடித்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उघडकीस आणणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lekelenme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

smacchiatura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

plamienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кров´янисті виділення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spotting
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κηλίδες αίματος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spotting
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spotting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spotting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPOTTING»

The term «spotting» is very widely used and occupies the 18.301 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPOTTING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spotting

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8 QUOTES WITH «SPOTTING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spotting.
1
John Perry Barlow
If you have the 'Total Information Awareness' project working, it might be relatively easy to find everyone who had bought more than a ton of fertilizer and 500 gallons of diesel in the last year, which would be a great way of spotting potential Tim McVeighs - but it would also spot half the farmers and ranchers in America.
2
Martha Beck
The process of spotting fear and refusing to obey it is the source of all true empowerment.
3
Jim Broadbent
I like reflecting the culture I understand best, spotting the idiosyncrasies of British people and revealing them to an audience in a way that amuses is what I find fun.
4
James Dyson
As an engineer I'm constantly spotting problems and plotting how to solve them.
5
Gary Hamel
In most languages, 'control' is the first synonym for the word 'manage.' Control is about spotting and correcting deviations from pre-defined standards; thus to control, one must first constrain.
6
Peter Higgs
The point came when people were doing things I didn't feel competent to do myself. I'm not being modest; I honestly get lost. I was lucky in spotting what I did when I did, but there comes a point where you realise what you're doing is not going to be much good.
7
Penelope Lively
The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.
8
James D. Watson
Spotting a rare bird is never worth the bite of a cur. Once bitten by a German shepherd, I knew that I preferred cats, even if they are bird-killers. Life is long enough for more than one chance at a rare bird.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPOTTING»

Discover the use of spotting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spotting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
Following on the heels of his highly acclaimed "Damned Lies and Statistics "and "More Damned Lies and Statistics, "Joel Best now offers this practical field guide to help everyone identify questionable statistics.
Joel Best, 2008
2
Spotting for Nellie
Two gymnast sisters get into a car accident that leaves one with a traumatic brain injury
Pamela Lowell, 2010
3
Spotting and Discovering Terms Through Natural Language ...
In this book Christian Jacquemin shows how the power of natural language processing (NLP) can be used to advance text indexing and information retrieval (IR).
Christian Jacquemin, 2001
4
The Next Big Thing: Spotting and Forecasting Consumer Trends ...
The Next Big Thing will enable you to anticipate, prepare for and benefit from trends.
William Higham, 2009
5
Sappi Tree Spotting: Lifer List
This edition of the Tree spotting series that is designed to enhance this fast-growing eco-hobby in southern Africa.
Kevin Balkwill, 2004
6
Hot-spotting: An Australian Delivering Foreign Aid
In HOT-SPOTTING he reveals the dramas and complexities of working in the provision of international aid, and takes us behind disturbing news footage to connect with ordinary people living in some of the world's most troubled locations.
Rod Reeve, 2007
7
Sappi Tree Spotting Cape: From Coast to Kalahari
From the rocky and dry Richtersveld in the west to the Kalahari sands and the arid Karoo, this handbook makes the region’s foliage instantly recognizable and classifiable.
Val Thomas, Eugene Moll, Rina Grant, 2009
8
Profits You Can Trust: Spotting & Surviving Accounting Landmines
"This enjoyable book hasvaluable insights for board members, analysts, and stock and bond managers. Inmy three-plus decades of managing money, this is one of the most user-friendly, as well as expert, books I have seen on this subject.
H. David Sherman, S. David Young, Harris Collingwood, 2003
9
A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders: Spotting the ...
This book is packed with metaphorical explanations that will allow parents and caregivers to ally themselves with treatment rather than the eating disorder, and take positive steps with their child towards a full and lasting recovery.
Ahmed Boachie, Karin Jasper, 2011
10
Spotting the Sacred: Noticing God in the Most Unlikely Places
And what he has found in his looking is exciting stuff. This is a book for all of us who need help in 'spotting the sacred.
Bruce D. Main, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPOTTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spotting is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Passenger Thrown From Vehicle That Speeds Off After Spotting
One man is in custody and his passenger in critical condition after police say the driver took off after seeing a cop car. (Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015). «NBC 10 Philadelphia, Jul 15»
2
Tips on spotting relationship deal breakers
What happens if deal breakers pop up when you're already head over heels? Should you keep a relationship going despite a deal breaker? Our experts ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
3
Fisherman hailed as hero for spotting early morning wildfire near …
Sooke's Fire Chief is thanking a fisherman who spotted a brush fire behind a bank in southwestern Vancouver Island community early this morning. On Twitter ... «CKNW News Talk 980, Jul 15»
4
Spotting microRNA in Urine to Detect Breast Cancer
Today's process of breast cancer diagnosis has many issues that results in repeated radiation exposure, too many false positives, and painful biopsies. «Medgadget.com, Jun 15»
5
It's behind you! Screaming girl swims for her life after spotting
This is the hilarious moment a female swimmer was terrified after spotting a mystery sea creature racing towards her. The young female, who was enjoying a ... «mirror.co.uk, Apr 15»
6
Spotting of toy rifle draws police response in Las Cruces
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The spotting of what proved to be a toy gun drew a police response to a medical building in Las Cruces. Police spokesman Dan ... «Washington Times, Apr 15»
7
Increase your odds of spotting northern lights over Simcoe County
SIMCOE COUNTY – Spotting the northern lights can be a difficult task, ... C, M and X. The bigger the flares, the greater chance you have of spotting the lights. «Simcoe.com, Mar 15»
8
British men arrested after going plane spotting in Dubai
The charity's founder Radha Stirling said the practice of plane spotting "is legal" in the UAE but "is not widely understood, nor appreciated by authorities". «Evening Standard, Mar 15»
9
No using drones for salmon spotting, says Alaska Fish Board
Alaska is continuing to clamp down on the use of drones to aid in hunting and fishing. The Alaska Board of Game, which sets wildlife regulations, a year ago ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
10
Spotting the fakes among the five-star reviews
Online reviews of businesses, from your corner coffee shop to your airport cab ride, are now ubiquitous. But fraudulent consumer reviews are also on the rise. «PBS NewsHour, Jan 15»

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