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eclipse

noun [C]  /ɪˈklɪps/ us  

eclipse noun [C] (SUN/MOON)

earth science a period of time when the light from an object in the sky cannot be seen because another object has come between you and itsolar eclipse In a solar eclipse, the moon travels in between the earth and the sun.lunar eclipse In a lunar eclipse, the earth travels in between the moon and the sun.

eclipse

verb [T]  /ɪˈklɪps/ us  

eclipse verb [T] (BLOCK)

to become much more important and noticeable than something: The state of the economy has eclipsed all other issues during the election campaign.
Translations of “eclipse”
in Korean (일식, 월식의) 식…
in Arabic كُسوف الشَّمْس, خُسوف القَمَر…
in French éclipse…
in Turkish güneş/ay tutulması…
in Italian eclissi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 太陽, 日蝕, 月蝕…
in Russian затмение…
in Polish zaćmienie…
in Spanish eclipse…
in Portuguese eclipse…
in German die Finsternis…
in Catalan eclipsi…
in Japanese 月食…
in Chinese (Simplified) 太阳, 日食, 月食…
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