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Princeton's WordNet

  1. staining, spotting, maculationnoun

    the act of spotting or staining something

  2. detection, catching, espial, spying, spottingnoun

    the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spotting

    of Spot


  1. Spotting

    Spotting in weight or resistance training, is the act of supporting another person during a particular exercise, with an emphasis on allowing the participant to lift or push more than he could normally do safely. Correct spotting involves knowing when to intervene and assist with a lift, and encouraging a training partner to push beyond the point in which they would normally 'rack' the weight. Spotting relies partially on the placebo effect, whereby simply touching underneath a bar is enough to trick a person into believing that they are lifting a weight supported by their training partner which in turn may allow them to push one or two more repetitions beyond which they were normally capable and lower their hesitance to continue lifting, feeling safer with a spotter. Spotting is particularly prevalent, and recommended when performing the bench press. Because of the risks of lifting a heavy weight in the supine position, a lifter will often ask for a spot unless he or she is completely confident that the lift will not be failed. While a spotter may prevent injury, a lifter may become too dependent on the spotter, and not realize the degree that the spotter is assisting them. This is sometimes jocularly referred to as the "two man bench press".

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. spotting

    Parking aircraft in an approved shipboard landing site.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spotting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spotting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of spotting in a Sentence

  1. Claire Roberts:

    Schools are one of the greatest resources for spotting it and communicating the issue to parents because they take on that responsibility, but that’s not where kids are snuggling the most.

  2. Christopher Gascon:

    A lot can be done at the border with border patrols by spotting victims of human trafficking by how a person is acting, reacting and who they are traveling with, we need to work more on the identification of victims. They slip through.

  3. Shonda Lemon:

    Employees have been commended for going above and beyond the call of duty in a variety of situations, such as assisting lost children, getting help for sick or injured customers, spotting fires, and more. It’s another example of the heroic actions taken by an employee in the neighborhood they serve.

  4. Emmitt Smith:

    Spotting them a 21-point lead was like spotting Carl Lewis 20 yards in a 100-yard dash.

  5. Dennis Burns:

    What we've seen is, even without a lot of wind, spotting is an issue.

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    denote or connote
    • A. carry
    • B. signify
    • C. aggravate
    • D. attend

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