occulting

adjective
Etymology: from present participle of occult (I)
: of or relating to any of various devices for cutting off from view a light or light-giving body

an occulting disk located in the optical system of the coronagraph blacks out … the face of the sun to establish a perpetual, artificial, total eclipse — Christian Science Monitor

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occultˈing adjective
(of a lighthouse, beacon, etc light) becoming temporarily invisible at regular intervals
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Main Entry:occult

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Occulting — Oc*cult ing, n. Same as {Occultation}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occulting — A flashing light in which the periods of illumination are more clearly predominant than the periods of darkness …   Aviation dictionary

  • occulting light — n. an intermittent light in a lighthouse, lightship, etc., characterized by a period of light that equals or exceeds the period of darkness …   English World dictionary

  • Occulting disk — An occulting disk is a small disk used in a telescope to block the view of a bright object in order to allow observation of a fainter one. The coronagraph, at its simplest, is an occulting disk in the focal plane of a telescope, or in front of… …   Wikipedia

  • Occulting light — An occulting light is a rhythmic light in which the total duration of light in each period is clearly longer than the total duration of darkness and in which the intervals of darkness (occultations) are all of equal duration. [cite web title =… …   Wikipedia

  • occulting light — Navig. a beacon having a light covered briefly at regular intervals. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • occulting light — noun A light in which the total duration of light in each period is clearly longer than the total duration of darkness and in which the intervals of darkness (occultations) are all of equal duration …   Wiktionary

  • occulting light — noun a light in a lighthouse or buoy which shines for a longer period than that for which it is cut off …   English new terms dictionary

  • occulting light — noun : a navigational light whose beam is interrupted at regular intervals by a brief period of darkness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oc. — • occulting …   Maritime acronyms and abbreviations

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