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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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The Fed doesn't seem concerned about the spottiness of the evidence supporting a strong recovery.
The deterioration in numbers of Mytilus fossils, and the spottiness of more recent radiocarbon-dated Mytilus shells (Salvigsen et al., 1992:7) may reflect 1) the decreasing volumes of freshwater produced annually by glaciers after they shrank rapidly, then stabilized; and 2) the elimination of mussels by sea stars and gastropods once the water became more saline, as these predators discovered and exploited mussel beds.
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.
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.