Definition of Umbra in English :

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Umbra meaning in English

Meaning of Umbra in English

Pronunciation of Umbra in English

Umbra pronunciation in English

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1. umbra

a region of complete shadow resulting from total obstruction of light

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noun plural -brae (-briː) or -bras
a region of complete shadow resulting from the total obstruction of light by an opaque object, esp the shadow cast by the moon onto the earth during a solar eclipse
the darker inner region of a sunspot

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nounWord forms: plural ˈumbrae (ˈʌmbri ; umˈbrē) or ˈumbras
shade or a shadow
the dark central cone of shadow projecting from a planet or satellite on the side opposite the sun
the dark central part of a sunspot
4.  Rare
a phantom, or ghost
5.  Physics
a perfect or complete shadow, in which no direct light is received from the source of illumination

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see synonyms of umbra
n. pl. um·bras or um·brae (-brē)
1. A dark area, especially the blackest part of a shadow from which all light is cut off.
2. Astronomy
a. The completely dark central portion of the shadow cast by the earth, moon, or other body during an eclipse.
b. The darkest region of a sunspot.

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