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Meaning of OCCULTATION

Pronunciation:  `√Ękul'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one celestial body obscures another
 

OCCULTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: eclipse
 
 See Also: break, egress, emersion, immersion, ingress, interruption, lunar eclipse, partial eclipse, solar eclipse, total eclipse

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Oc`cul*ta"tion\, n. [L. occultatio a hiding, fr.
occultare, v. intens. of occulere: cf.F. occultation. See
{Occult}.]
1. (Astron.) The hiding of a heavenly body from sight by the
   intervention of some other of the heavenly bodies; --
   applied especially to eclipses of stars and planets by the
   moon, and to the eclipses of satellites of planets by
   their primaries.

2. Fig.: The state of being occult.

         The reappearance of such an author after those long
         periods of occultation.               --Jeffrey.

{Circle of perpetual occultation}. See under {Circle}.

 
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