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edit, refresh Word of the day for August 21 occultation n
  1. (astronomy) 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. The state of being occult (“hidden, undetected”).
  3. (Shia Islam) The disappearance of the messianic figure, or Mahdi, who will one day return to the world.
On this day in 2017, a total solar eclipse is visible within a band across the contiguous United States, the first time since June 8, 1918.

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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese paitrocínio m, noun
  1. (humorous) financial support from one's father or parents
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