Occlusion

Noun

  • (medicine) Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal.
  • (linguistics) A closure within the vocal tract that produces an oral stop or nasal stop.
  • The process of occluding, or something that occludes.
  • (meteorology) An occluded front.
  • (computing) The blocking of the view of part of an image by another.
  • (medicine, dentistry) The alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together.
  • (physics) The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal.

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