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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.
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sighting

(ˈsaɪtɪŋ)
n
an occasion on which something is seen
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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)
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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sighting

[ˈsaɪtɪŋ] navvistamento
several sightings have been reported → si è avuta notizia di diversi avvistamenti
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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.
At daylight, however, sighting a balancelle ahead under a press of canvas, they had made sail in chase.
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.
I know it to be true; it happened on this ball; I trod the ship; I knew the crew; I have seen and talked with Steelkilt since the death of Radney." The ancient whale-cry upon first sighting a whale from the mast-head, still used by whalemen in hunting the famous Gallipagos terrapin.
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.
Sighting Mr Rackstraw, he addressed himself joyously to the task of rubbing the thing in.
"Steam launch, coming!" one of us would cry out, on sighting the enemy in the distance; and, in an instant, everything was got ready to receive her.
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.
Yousafzai also said that he would like to request and advise the chairman of the federal Ruet-e-Hilal committee to make Peshawar their center for future moon sightings.