maculation

maculation
noun
1. a small contrasting part of something
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a bald spot

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a leopard's spots

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a patch of clouds

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patches of thin ice

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a fleck of red

Syn: ↑spot, ↑speckle, ↑dapple, ↑patch, ↑fleck
Derivationally related forms: ↑fleck (for: ↑fleck), ↑patchy (for: ↑patch), ↑patch (for: ↑patch), ↑dapple (for: ↑dapple), ↑speckle (for: ↑speckle), ↑spot (for: ↑spot)
Hypernyms: ↑marking
Hyponyms:
speck, ↑pinpoint, ↑nebula, ↑splash, ↑worn spot, ↑fret, ↑plaque, ↑macule, ↑macula, ↑parhelion, ↑mock sun, ↑sundog, ↑sunspot, ↑facula
2. the act of spotting or staining something
Syn: ↑staining, ↑spotting
Derivationally related forms: ↑maculate, ↑spot (for: ↑spotting)
Hypernyms: ↑soiling, ↑soilure, ↑dirtying

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Maculation — Mac u*la tion, n. [L. maculatio.] The act of spotting; a spot; a blemish; a macula. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maculation — index bad repute, flaw Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • maculation — (n.) mid 15c., from L. maculationem (nom. maculatio), noun of action from pp. stem of maculare (see MACULATE (Cf. maculate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • maculation — [mak΄yo͞o lā′shən] n. [L maculatio: see MACULATE] 1. Archaic a spotting or being spotted 2. a spot; blemish 3. the pattern of spots on an animal or plant …   English World dictionary

  • maculation — maculage [makylaʒ] n. m. ou maculation [makylɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1819; maculation, 1802; « souillure », 1547; de maculer. ❖ 1 Action de maculer; son résultat. 2 Typogr. Salissure « provoquée par des feuilles entassées fraîchement imprimées » ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • maculation — /mak yeuh lay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of spotting. 2. a spotted condition. 3. a marking of spots, as on an animal. 4. a disfiguring spot or stain. [1425 75 for earlier sense sexual defilement ; late ME < L maculation (s. of maculatio). See… …   Universalium

  • maculation — noun Date: 15th century 1. archaic the state of being spotted 2. a. a blemish in the form of a discrete spot < acne scars and maculations > b. the arrangement of spots and markings on an animal or plant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maculation — noun The act of spotting; a spot; a blemish …   Wiktionary

  • maculation — mac·u·la·tion .mak yə lā shən n 1) a blemish in the form of a discrete spot <acne scars and maculations> 2) the arrangement of spots and markings on an animal or plant …   Medical dictionary

  • maculation — mækjÉ™ leɪʃn / jÊŠl n. act of spotting or staining; condition of being spotted or stained; spot or stain; condition of being marked with maculae …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maculation — mac·u·la·tion …   English syllables

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