eclipse period e·clipse period (ĭ-klĭps’)
The period of time between infection by a virus and the appearance of the mature virus within the cell.
noun, Ornithology. 1. the dull plumage developed in some brightly colored birds after the breeding season. noun 1. seasonal plumage that occurs in certain birds after the breeding plumage and before the winter plumage: characterized by dull coloration
noun, Astronomy. 1. a variable star whose changes in brightness are caused by periodic of two stars in a binary system.
- Eclipsing variable star
eclipsing variable star A variable star whose change in luminosity is caused by two or more stars in a binary or multiple system eclipsing each other rather than by any intrinsic property of the star itself. The period of variation coincides with the orbital period of the system and can range from a few minutes […]
/ɪˈklɪpsɪs/ noun (linguistics) 1. a rare word for ellipsis (sense 1) 2. (in Gaelic) phonetic change of an initial consonant under the influence of a preceding word. Unvoiced plosives become voiced, while voiced plosives are changed to nasals