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spottiness

[′späd·ē·nəs]
(electronics)
Bright spots scattered irregularly over the reproduced image in a television receiver, due to man-made or static interference entering the television system at some point.
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WHAT WINGS SAY Does all this variation in spottiness make a difference to the butterflies?
Woolgar's study is unique in its attempt to survey a variety of great households, rather than focusing on one or a handful, in order to provide the broadest possible scope for his arguments and to offset the spottiness of the documentary evidence.
Piecing together these records was a considerable achievement, considering the rapid change in Russian fiscal relations in the early 1990s and the spottiness of recordkeeping and reporting.
Wolfson, commenting on the speculative spottiness of Bahya, states that the latter, being aware that he proves only creation but not creation ex nihilo, adds one extra proof based not on rational grounds, as Saadia did, but on Scriptural verses (The Philosophy of the Kalam, p.
One cannot expect a one-day round-table to discuss all aspects of the topic, but as one reads, one does note here the extreme spottiness of treatment of the earlier periods: all of Mesopotamian culture is treated in a single presentation, the second-millennium cultures of Anatolia-Syria-Palestine are represented by a single treatment (of the Ugaritic prose texts--there is nothing on what the texts of other types from Ras Shamra or those from Mari, Ebla, Emar, Hatti, etc.
What Figure 2 reveals, above and beyond the information contained in Tables 1 and 2, is the extreme spottiness of attention to specific combinations of reality factors.