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solar eclipse

n
(Astronomy) non-technical the total or partial obscuring of the sun by the moon

e•clipse

(ɪˈklɪps)

n., v. e•clipsed, e•clips•ing. n.
1.
a. the obscuring of the light of the moon by the intervention of the earth between it and the sun (lunar eclipse) or the obscuring of the light of the sun by the intervention of the moon between it and a point on the earth (solar eclipse).
b. a similar phenomenon with respect to any other planet, its moon, and the sun.
c. the partial or complete interception of the light of one component of a binary star by the other.
2. any obscuring of light.
3. a reduction or loss of splendor, status, or reputation.
v.t.
4. to cause to undergo eclipse: The moon eclipsed the sun.
5. to make less outstanding or important by comparison; surpass.
[1250–1300; < Old French eclipse < Latin eclīpsis < Greek ékleipsis, derivative of ekleípein to leave out, fail to appear]
e•clips′er, n.

solar eclipse

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solar eclipse - the moon interrupts light from the sunsolar eclipse - the moon interrupts light from the sun
eclipse, occultation - one celestial body obscures another
annular eclipse - only a thin outer disk of the sun can be seen
Translations
éclipse solaire
napfogyatkozás
sólmyrkvi
zonsverduistering
zaćmienie Słońca
solförmörkelse
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