Definition of occultation in English:

occultation

noun

  • See occult

    • ‘It's the tail end of an eclipse or ‘lunar occultation.’’
    • ‘‘We see an opacity asymmetry in the stellar occultations,’ Colwell reported.’
    • ‘This produced a series of occultations and eclipses of and by the satellite, each half-orbit, from 1985 to 1992.’
    • ‘I also worked with the Voyager photopolarimeter team that observed stellar occultations of Saturn's rings.’
    • ‘‘This is similar to what was found from previous Earth-based stellar occultations,’ Lellouch said.’

Pronunciation

occultation

/ˌɒkəlˈteɪʃ(ə)n/