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adj. spot·ti·er, spot·ti·est
1. Lacking consistency, as in quality; uneven.
2. Having or marked with spots; spotted.

spot′ti·ly adv.
spot′ti·ness n.
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(spot) noun
1. a small mark or stain (made by mud, paint etc). She was trying to remove a spot of grease from her skirt.
2. a small, round mark of a different colour from its background. His tie was blue with white spots.
3. a pimple or red mark on the skin caused by an illness etc. She had measles and was covered in spots.
4. a place or small area, especially the exact place (where something happened etc). There was a large number of detectives gathered at the spot where the body had been found.
5. a small amount. Can I borrow a spot of sugar?
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotted
1. to catch sight of. She spotted him eventually at the very back of the crowd.
2. to recognize or pick out. No-one watching the play was able to spot the murderer.
ˈspotless adjective
very clean. a spotless kitchen.
ˈspotlessly adverb
ˈspotlessness noun
ˈspotted adjective
marked or covered with spots. Her dress was spotted with grease; a spotted tie.
ˈspotty adjective
(of people) covered with spots. a spotty face / young man.
ˈspottiness noun
spot check
an inspection made without warning, especially on items chosen at random from a group. We only found out about the flaw during a spot check on goods leaving the factory.
ˈspotlight noun
(a lamp for projecting) a circle of light that is thrown on to a small area.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotlit, ~ˈspotlighted
1. to light with a spotlight. The stage was spotlit.
2. to show up clearly or draw attention to. The incident spotlighted the difficulties with which we were faced.
in a spot
in trouble. His failure to return the papers on time put her in a spot.
on the spot
1. at once. She liked it so much that she bought it on the spot; (also adjective) an on-the-spot decision.
2. in the exact place referred to; in the place where one is needed. It was a good thing you were on the spot when he had his heart attack; (also adjective) tour on-the-spot reporter.
3. (especially with put) in a dangerous, difficult or embarrassing position. The interviewer's questions really put the Prime Minister on the spot.
spot on
very accurate or exactly on the target. His description of Mary was spot on!
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The Garcetti majority's faith in a "powerful network" also was belied by the spottiness of state protections.
Although it is a slightly different issue, ATC radar (and radio) coverage also has similar spottiness and coverage limitations due to interference of terrain with line-of-sight broadcast.
The same research also highlights the inevitable spottiness of administratively generated rights.
Additionally the TCU also requests a desired engine torque to increase the gearshift comfort or the gearshift spottiness. A schematic overview of the characteristic signals which exemplary describe the traction upshift process is shown in Figure 1.
In particular, it was the founding work of Samuel Heinrich Schwabe, a German apothecary and amateur astronomer, who having diligently observed the Sun daily from Dessau, Germany, for more than four decades (1826-1868) showed the spottiness of the Sun to wax and wane in number in a somewhat regular manner over a period of about 10 years (Schwabe 1844, Wilson 1998).
LivingSocial can suffer from the same geographical spottiness as Groupon.
About the 2012 Beetle, Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen Design, said, "The Beetle is now characterized by a clean, self-confident and dominant spottiness. The car not only has a lower profile"--it is 58.5-in.