partial eclipse

noun

an eclipse, esp of the sun, in which the body is only partially hiddenCompare total eclipse, annular eclipse

Nearby words

  1. partial denture,
  2. partial derivative,
  3. partial differential,
  4. partial differential equation,
  5. partial differentiation,
  6. partial fraction,
  7. partial ophthalmoplegia,
  8. partial ordering,
  9. partial pressure,
  10. partial product

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Science definitions for partial eclipse

partial eclipse

An eclipse in which only part of the surface of a celestial object is obscured. See more at eclipse.
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