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total eclipse

an eclipse in which the surface of the eclipsed body is completely obscured.
Compare annular eclipse.
Origin of total eclipse
1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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total eclipse

an eclipse as seen from a particular area of the earth's surface where the eclipsed body is completely hidden Compare annular eclipse, partial eclipse
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total-eclipse in Science
total eclipse
An eclipse in which the entire surface of a celestial object is obscured. See more at eclipse.
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