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sun·spot

 (sŭn′spŏt′)
n.
Any of the relatively cool dark spots appearing periodically in groups on the surface of the sun that are associated with strong magnetic fields.
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sunspot

(ˈsʌnˌspɒt)
n
1. (Astronomy) any of the dark cool patches, with a diameter of up to several thousand kilometres, that appear on the surface of the sun and last about a week. They occur in approximately 11-year cycles and possess a strong magnetic field
2. informal a sunny holiday resort
3. (Pathology) Austral a small cancerous spot produced by overexposure to the sun
ˈsunˌspotted adj
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sun•spot

(ˈsʌnˌspɒt)

n.
one of the relatively dark patches that appear periodically on the surface of the sun and affect terrestrial magnetism and certain other terrestrial phenomena.
[1805–15]
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sun·spot

(sŭn′spŏt′)
Any of the relatively cool dark spots that appear in groups on the surface of the sun. Sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields.
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One of many relatively cool dark spots that appear periodically on the surface of the Sun.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sunspot - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photospheresunspot - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
maculation, patch, speckle, dapple, fleck, spot - a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
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Translations

sunspot

[ˈsʌnspɒt] N
1. (= resort) centro turístico muy soleado
2. (Astron) → mancha f solar
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sunspot

[ˈsʌnspɒt] n (on the sun's surface)tache f solaire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sunspot

[ˈsʌnˌspɒt] n (Astron) → macchia solare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sunspot

n. mancha de sol.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012