Spotting vs. Period

Spotting vs. Period — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Spotting and Period

Spottingnoun

A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.

Periodnoun

An interval of time characterized by the occurrence of a certain condition, event, or phenomenon

a period of economic prosperity.

Spottingnoun

A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.

Periodnoun

An interval of time characterized by the prevalence of a specified culture, ideology, or technology

artifacts of the pre-Columbian period.

Spottingnoun

A stain or blot.

Periodnoun

An interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental phase

Picasso's early career is divided into his blue period and rose period.

Spottingnoun

A mark or pip on a playing card; a spade, club, diamond, or heart.

Periodnoun

(Geology) A unit of time, longer than an epoch and shorter than an era.

Spottingnoun

A playing card with a specified number of such marks on it indicating its value.

Periodnoun

Any of the divisions of the academic day.

Spottingnoun

(Informal) A piece of paper money worth a specified number of dollars

a five spot.

Periodnoun

Sports & Games A division of the playing time of a game.

Spottingnoun

A small area

a bald spot.an itchy spot.

Periodnoun

Physics & Astronomy The time interval between two successive occurrences of a recurrent event or phases of an event; a cycle

the period of a satellite's orbit.

Spottingnoun

A location or position

a good spot for catching fish.

Periodnoun

See menstrual period.

Spottingnoun

A point of interest

There are a lot of spots to visit in the old city.

Periodnoun

A point or portion of time at which something is ended; a completion or conclusion.

Spottingnoun

A position or an item in an ordered arrangement

the first spot in line.

Periodnoun

A punctuation mark ( . ) indicating a full stop, placed at the end of declarative sentences and other statements thought to be complete, and after many abbreviations.

Spottingnoun

(Football) The position of the ball for the line of scrimmage as determined by a referee after a play.

Periodnoun

The full pause at the end of a spoken sentence.

Spottingnoun

(Informal) A situation, especially a troublesome one.

Periodnoun

A sentence of several carefully balanced clauses in formal writing.

Spottingnoun

A flaw in one's reputation or character

a dark spot in his past.

Periodnoun

A metrical unit of quantitative verse consisting of two or more cola.

Spottingnoun

A short presentation or commercial on television or radio between major programs

a news spot.

Periodnoun

An analogous unit or division of classical Greek or Latin prose.

Spottingnoun

(Informal) A spotlight.

Periodnoun

(Music) A group of two or more phrases within a composition, often made up of 8 or 16 measures and terminating with a cadence.

Spottingnoun

pl. spot or spots A small croaker (Leiostomus xanthurus) of North American Atlantic waters, having a dark mark above each pectoral fin and valued as a food and game fish.

Periodnoun

The least interval in the range of the independent variable of a periodic function of a real variable in which all possible values of the dependent variable are assumed.

Spottingnoun

Chiefly British A small amount; a bit

a spot of tea.

Periodnoun

A group of digits separated by commas in a written number.

Spottingverb

To soil with spots

Soot spotted the curtains.

Periodnoun

The number of digits that repeat in a repeating decimal. For example, 1/7 = 0.142857142857 ... has a six-digit period.

Spottingverb

To decorate with spots; dot.

Periodnoun

(Chemistry) A sequence of elements arranged in order of increasing atomic number and forming one of the horizontal rows in the periodic table.

Spottingverb

To bring disgrace to; besmirch

rumors that spotted his reputation.

Periodadjective

Of, belonging to, or representing a certain historical age or time

a period piece.period furniture.

Spottingverb

To place in a particular location; situate precisely

spotted their stores in smaller towns.

Periodinterjunction

Used to emphasize finality, as when expressing a decision or an opinion

You're not going to the movies tonight, period!.

Spottingverb

(Football) To position (the ball) determining the line of scrimmage after a play has been completed.

Periodnoun

A length of time.

There was a period of confusion following the announcement.You'll be on probation for a six-month period.

Spottingverb

To detect or discern, especially visually; spy

spotted him on the subway.

Periodnoun

A period of time in history seen as a single coherent entity; an epoch, era.

Food rationing continued in the post-war period.

Spottingverb

To remove spots from, as in a laundry.

Periodnoun

The punctuation mark “.” (indicating the ending of a sentence or marking an abbreviation).

Spottingverb

(Sports) To yield a favorable scoring margin to

spotted their opponents 11 points.

Periodnoun

The length of time during which the same characteristics of a periodic phenomenon recur, such as the repetition of a wave or the rotation of a planet.

Spottingverb

(Sports) To act as a spotter for (a gymnast, for example).

Periodnoun

Female menstruation.

When she is on her period, she prefers not to go swimming.

Spottingverb

(Informal) To lend

Can you spot me $25 until payday?.

Periodnoun

A section of an artist's, writer's (etc.) career distinguished by a given quality, preoccupation etc.

This is one of the last paintings Picasso created during his Blue Period.

Spottingverb

To become marked with spots

These dishes spot easily.

Periodnoun

Each of the divisions into which a school day is split, allocated to a given subject or activity.

I have math class in second period.

Spottingverb

To cause a discoloration or make a stain.

Periodnoun

Each of the intervals into which various sporting events are divided.

Gretzky scored in the last minute of the second period.

Spottingverb

To locate targets from the air during combat or training missions.

Periodnoun

The length of time for a disease to run its course.

Spottingadjective

Made, paid, or delivered immediately

a spot sale.

Periodnoun

An end or conclusion; the final point of a process etc.

Spottingadjective

Of, relating to, or being a market in which payment or delivery is immediate

the spot market in oil.

Periodnoun

(rhetoric) A complete sentence, especially one expressing a single thought or making a balanced, rhythmic whole.

Spottingadjective

Involving random or selective instances or actions

a spot investigation.

Periodnoun

(obsolete) A specific moment during a given process; a point, a stage.

Spottingadjective

Presented between major radio or television programs

a spot announcement.

Periodnoun

(chemistry) A row in the periodic table of the elements.

Spottingnoun

A spotted pattern.

Periodnoun

(geology) A subdivision of an era, typically lasting from tens to hundreds of millions of years, see Appendix: Geologic timescale.

Spottingnoun

The act of spotting or sighting something.

Periodnoun

(genetics) A Drosophila gene, the gene product of which is involved in regulation of the circadian rhythm.

Spottingnoun

the act of spotting or staining something

Periodnoun

(music) Two phrases (an antecedent and a consequent phrase).

Spottingnoun

the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

Periodnoun

(math) The length of an interval over which a periodic function, periodic sequence or repeating decimal repeats; often the least such length.

Periodnoun

(archaic) End point, conclusion.

Periodadjective

Designating anything from a given historical era.

a period cara period TV commercial

Periodadjective

Evoking, or appropriate for, a particular historical period, especially through the use of elaborate costumes and scenery.

Periodinterjection

That's final; that's the end of the matter (analogous to a period ending a sentence).

I know you don't want to go to the dentist but your teeth need to be checked, period!

Periodverb

To come to a period; to conclude.

Periodverb

To put an end to.

Periodnoun

an amount of time;

a time period of 30 yearshastened the period of time of his recoveryPicasso's blue period

Periodnoun

one of three periods of play in hockey games

Periodnoun

a stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time;

a novel from the Victorian period

Periodnoun

the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

Periodnoun

the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause;

the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruationa woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stoppedthe semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females

Periodnoun

a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;

in England they call a period a stop

Periodnoun

a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed;

ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods

Periodnoun

the end or completion of something;

death put a period to his endeavorsa change soon put a period to my tranquility