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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The total or partial obstruction of the sun, moon, or planet by another heavenly body.

Usage examples (38)
  • Our family drove up to the observatory last night to view the spectacular lunar eclipse.
  • Is Social Media dumbing us down? margretioom watch solar eclipse live #eclipse
  • To the Huichols, an eclipse is the symbol of a new era.
  • For Hindus, an eclipse is not only an astronomical event. for more
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  • Her report explaining the "ellipse" (a mathematical curve) managed to "eclipse" (overpower) the work of the others, although it contained an "ellipsis" (an omission of words; plural: "ellipses").
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