Wikipedia's page for STOVL begins with
A short take-off and vertical landing aircraft (STOVL aircraft) is a fixed-wing aircraft that is able to take off from a short runway (or take off vertically if it does not have a heavy payload) and land vertically (i.e. with no runway).
while V/STOL is
A vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft is an airplane able to take-off or land vertically or on short runways. Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft are a subset of V/STOL craft that do not require runways at all. Generally, a V/STOL aircraft needs to be able to hover.
On both pages, it is stated that the respective type should not be confused with the opposite one.
Essentially, it says STOVL is not the same as V/STOL and vice versa.
However I have trouble understanding where the differences lie between them.
I was about to clear it up on my mind when I thought STOVL definitely requires some (short) distance for the aircraft to clear before taking-off, while V/STOL aircraft are simply able to start hovering in order to take off. But apparently, it's possible for STOVL aircraft to do so if they don't have heavy payload.
What am I missing here? Both are supposed to be able to land vertically so I suppose there's either a difference on the take-off or if not, there are differences on the wing structure/geometry of each type of aircraft.