Meaning of occultation


Pronunciation: (ok"ul-tā'shun), [key]
— 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.
  2. disappearance from view or notice.
  3. the act of blocking or hiding from view.
  4. the resulting hidden or concealed state.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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