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English definition of “sighting”

sighting

noun [C]     /ˈsaɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/
an occasion when you see something or someone, especially that is rare or trying to hide: This is the first sighting of this particularly rare bird in this country.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
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