Meaning of “sighting” in the English Dictionary

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sightingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɑɪt̬·ɪŋ/

an occasion when you see something or someone, esp. when they are rare or trying to hide:

This is the first sighting of an eastern bluebird in this part of the country.

(Definition of “sighting” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)