partial eclipse

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partial eclipse

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An eclipse in which only part of the surface of a celestial object is obscured.

partial eclipse

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(Astronomy) an eclipse, esp of the sun, in which the body is only partially hidden. Compare total eclipse, annular eclipse
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Noun1.partial eclipse - an eclipse in which the eclipsed body is only partially obscuredpartial eclipse - an eclipse in which the eclipsed body is only partially obscured
eclipse, occultation - one celestial body obscures another
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