Spotted vs Sporadic - What's the difference?

spotted | sporadic |


As adjectives the difference between spotted and sporadic

is that spotted is discoloured by spots; stained while sporadic is rare and scattered in occurrence.

As a verb spotted

is (spot).

spotted

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Discoloured by spots; stained.
  • (no comparative or superlative ) Characterized by spots (used especially of animals and plants).
  • the spotted hyena

    Synonyms

    * (discoloured by spots ): blotched, blotchy, stained, spotty

    Verb

    (head)
  • (spot)
  • Derived terms

    * spotted bowerbird * spotted cucumber * spotted dick * spotted dolphin * spotted eagle ray * spotted fever * spotted nothura * spotted redshank * spotted tree

    sporadic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * sporadick

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Rare and scattered in occurrence.
  • Exhibiting random behavior; patternless.
  • Derived terms

    * sporadic E layer

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