total eclipse


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. total aphasia,
  2. total bases,
  3. total body hypothermia,
  4. total communication,
  5. total depravity,
  6. total fighting,
  7. total football,
  8. total heat,
  9. total hyperopia,
  10. total impulse


Origin of total eclipse

First recorded in 1665–75

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British Dictionary definitions for total eclipse

total eclipse

noun

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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Science definitions for total eclipse

total eclipse

[tōtl]

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