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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


  1. spotting

    Spotting generally refers to the occurrence of small amounts of often irregular bleeding from the uterus, typically between menstrual periods. However, the term can also refer to identifying or noticing something, especially when it is difficult to detect or locate. In weight-lifting, it refers to the act of overseeing a person's workout to ensure safety and correct technique. The precise meaning depends on the context in which it is used.

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. Dennis Burns:

    We want to go really slow, because if you generate a lot heat, that's going to add to the spotting problem, what we've seen is, even without a lot of wind, spotting is an issue.

  2. Cal Fire Director Thom Porter:

    The Dixie Fire is The Dixie Fire that we're aware of that has burned from the west side of the mountain rage all the way over and to the valley floor on the east side of the mountain range. We don't have any record of that happening before, it is exceedingly resistant to control. While we've had some successes... when the winds come, we're finding that fires are spotting in some cases miles outside of The Dixie Fire.

  3. Helio Castroneves:

    Rick Mears is going to be spotting for me again, which is great, rick Mears has not only won four times but I will share my wins with Rick Mears, Rick Mears really helped.

  4. 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.

  5. Emmitt Smith:

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

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