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English definition of “spot”


noun [C] (BROADCAST)   /spɑt/
a period of time during which a broadcast takes place : NBC put the show on in the 7 p.m. spot. A spot is also an advertisement : a 30-second spot
(Definition of spot noun (BROADCAST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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