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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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