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sight·ing

 (sī′tĭng)
n.
The act of catching sight of something, especially something unusual or searched for: a sighting of a whale in the harbor; a reported sighting of a UFO.

sighting

(ˈsaɪtɪŋ)
n
an occasion on which something is seen

sighting

Actual visual contact. Does not include other contacts, which must be reported by type, e.g., radar and sonar contacts. See also contact report.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sighting - the act of observingsighting - the act of observing; "several sightings of enemy troops were reported"
observance, watching, observation - the act of observing; taking a patient look
landfall - the first sighting of land from the sea after a voyage (or flight over water)
Translations

sighting

[ˈsaɪtɪŋ] Nobservación f
further sightings of the missing girl have been reportedse sabe que la chica desaparecida ha sido vista en más ocasiones

sighting

[ˈsaɪtɪŋ] n (= spotting) → cas m
The National Weather Service has reported several tornado sightings in Illinois → La météorologie nationale a fait état de plusieurs cas de tornade dans l'Illinois.sight-read [ˈsaɪtriːd] (MUSIC)
vidéchiffrer
vtdéchiffrer

sighting

nSichten nt; at the first sighting of landals zum ersten Mal Land gesichtet wurde; another sighting of the monster was reporteddas Ungeheuer soll erneut gesehen or gesichtet worden sein

sighting

[ˈsaɪtɪŋ] navvistamento
several sightings have been reported → si è avuta notizia di diversi avvistamenti
References in classic literature ?
The fire from the vessels was most ineffectual, owing, as I afterward learned, to the unexpected suddenness of the first volley, which caught the ship's crews entirely unprepared and the sighting apparatus of the guns unprotected from the deadly aim of our warriors.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.
Sighting Mr Rackstraw, he addressed himself joyously to the task of rubbing the thing in.
one of us would cry out, on sighting the enemy in the distance; and, in an instant, everything was got ready to receive her.
Half the distance they covered without sighting a single warship, and then Kar Komak called Carthoris's attention to a distant craft that rested upon the ochre vegetation of the great dead sea-bottom, above which the Thuria was speeding.
For a dozen yards he advanced without sighting the object of his search, but presently his efforts were rewarded by a glimpse of a reddish, hairy body, and a pair of close set, wicked eyes peering at him from behind a giant tree.
Simon Nishikanta sneered openly at what he considered the captain's inefficient navigation, and continued to paint water- colours when he was serene, and to shoot at whales, sea-birds, and all things hurtable when he was downhearted and sea-sore with disappointment at not sighting the Lion's Head peak of the Ancient Mariner's treasure island
The bees tumbled off in a dense shower, asking questions to the last; then, sighting the familiar entrance to the hive, they bustled in without waiting to investigate the cause of the earthquake.
A hail of minor shells could not have given her upper works a more broken, torn, and devastated aspect: and she had about her the worn, weary air of ships coming from the far ends of the world -- and indeed with truth, for in her short passage she had been very far; sighting, verily, even the coast of the Great Beyond, whence no ship ever returns to give up her crew to the dust of the earth.
That last statement may fall on some hostile ears for I've been told by many Montana old-timers that sighting in on rocks is perfectly adequate even though the rock is of an undetermined size at an undetermined distance.
It can be used in combination with your existing pin sight or purchased with an integrated pin sight that makes the Hind Sight a complete sighting solution.
They lack the fine adjustments and most of the features that target shooters get jazzed about, but they're actually half the sighting solution.