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total eclipse

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

Origin of total eclipse

First recorded in 1665–75
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British Dictionary definitions for total eclipse

total eclipse

noun
  1. an eclipse as seen from a particular area of the earth's surface where the eclipsed body is completely hiddenCompare annular eclipse, partial eclipse
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total eclipse in Science

total eclipse

[tōtl]
  1. An eclipse in which the entire surface of a celestial object is obscured. See more at eclipse.
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