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English definition of “eclipse”

eclipse

noun [S or U] (IMPORTANCE)    /ɪˈklɪps/ literary
a situation in which something becomes less important : The eclipse of the ruling political party was inevitable . His remarkable contribution to literature has been too long in eclipse.Surpassing in quality or number
(Definition of eclipse noun (IMPORTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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