Definitions for occultationˌɒk ʌlˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oc•cul•ta•tionˌɒk ʌlˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the passage of one celestial body in front of another, thus hiding the other from view: applied esp. to the moon's coming between an observer and a star or planet.

    Category: Astronomy

  2. the act of blocking or hiding from view.

  3. the resulting hidden or concealed state.

Origin of occultation:

1375–1425; late ME < L occultātiō concealment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eclipse, occultation(noun)

    one celestial body obscures another

Wiktionary

  1. occultation(Noun)

    An astronomical event that occurs when one celestial object is hidden by another celestial object that passes between it and the observer when the nearer object appears larger and completely hides the more distant object

  2. occultation(Noun)

    , Describes the state of an imam that has been hidden by Allah.

    The example of the Imam in occultation is like the sun behind the clouds. You may not see it, but it continues to sustain and aid you.

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  1. Occultation

    An occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer. The word is used in astronomy. It can also refer to any situation wherein an object in the foreground blocks from view an object in the background. In this general sense, occultation applies to the visual scene observed from low-flying aircraft wherein foreground objects obscure distant dynamically, as the scene changes over time.

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