from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of occluding.
- n. Something that occludes.
- n. Medicine An obstruction or a closure of a passageway or vessel.
- n. Dentistry The alignment of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws when brought together.
- n. Meteorology The process of occluding air masses.
- n. Meteorology An occluded front.
- n. Linguistics Closure at some point in the vocal tract that blocks the flow of air in the production of an oral or nasal stop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of occluding, or something that occludes.
- n. Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal.
- n. The alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together.
- n. An occluded front.
- n. A closure within the vocal tract that produces an oral stop or nasal stop.
- n. The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal.
- n. The blocking of the view of part of an image by another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.
- n. The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shutting up; a closing; specifically, in pathology, the total or partial closure of a vessel, cavity, or hollow organ; imperforation.
- n. In physics and chem., the act of occluding, or absorbing and concealing; the state of being occluded. See occlude.
- n. In dentistry, the fitting into each other of the cusps of the opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
- n. (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
- n. the act of blocking
- n. an obstruction in a pipe or tube
- n. (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
Fetal lung growth after short-term tracheal occlusion is linearly related to intratracheal pressure.
And, two, these were the travel-and-waiting-room socks on the day (last November?) when I went to the Eye Pavilion and learned that retinal vein occlusion has involved permanent damage to my sight.
Current feature-based systems have accuracy that tops out at 65 percent when some form of occlusion is introduced.
RCTs are not the end-all in regard to side effects with recent examples being cardiac outcomes of selective NSAIDs and the long term occlusion of drug eluting stents.
I was looking to see what the word occlusion meant.
This could be a sculptor trying to capture a crucial feature of two-dimensional perspective -- a feature called "occlusion" -- whereby space is mapped out by showing what parts of one object overlap another.
The jaws are laterally compressed and gently curved, and though the bill tips meet when the jaws are in occlusion, a gap is usually visible part way along the jaws, even when they’re closed.
The darkest parts of the shadow are usually at points of contact, called occlusion shadows, where secondary sources can't reach.
Retinal vein occlusion occurs when one of the veins becomes blocked by a blood clot.
In this version comes a new interesting feature, known as ambient occlusion, which is a function inside the control panel of the updated beta version of the NVIDIA ForceWare drivers.