Oc`cul*ta"tion(?), n. [L. occultatio a hiding, fr. occultare, v. intens. of occulere: cf. F. occultation. See Occult.] 1. (Astron.) The hiding of a heavenly body from sight by the intervention of some other of the heavenly bodies; -- applied especially to eclipses of stars and planets by the moon, and to the eclipses of satellites of planets by their primaries.
(Fig.:) The state of being occult.
The reappearance of such an author after those long periods of occultation.Jeffrey.
Circle of perpetual occultation. See under Circle.
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