total-eclipse

total eclipse

noun
an eclipse in which the surface of the eclipsed body is completely obscured.
Compare annular eclipse.


Origin:
1665–75

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total eclipse
 
n
annular eclipse Compare partial eclipse an eclipse as seen from a particular area of the earth's surface where the eclipsed body is completely hidden

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total eclipse   (tōt'l)  Pronunciation Key 
An eclipse in which the entire surface of a celestial object is obscured. See more at eclipse.
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