- Occlusion is defined as fitting together or obstructing.
- An example of an occlusion is when the top and bottom teeth fit together when the jaws are closed together.
- An example of an occlusion is when a blood vessel is blocked.
- an occluding or being occluded
- Dentistry the fitting together of the upper and lower teeth, or the way in which these fit together when the jaws are closed
- Meteorol. occluded front
- Phonet. the complete closing of the air passages in pronunciation, as of a stop
- a. The process of occluding.b. Something that occludes.
- Medicine An obstruction of an anatomical passage, as of an artery by plaque.
- Dentistry The alignment of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws when brought together.
- Meteorology a. The process of occluding air masses.b. An occluded front.
- Linguistics Closure at some point in the vocal tract that blocks the flow of air in the production of an oral or nasal stop.
Origin of occlusionFrom Latin occlūsus, past participle of occlūdere, to occlude; see occlude.
top: in a cold-front occlusion cold air moves under a mass of warm air and under the cool air in front
bottom: in a warm-front occlusion cool air moves under a mass of warm air while riding over the cold air in front
- The process of occluding, or something that occludes.
- (medicine) Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal.
- (medicine, dentistry) The alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together.
- (meteorology) An occluded front.
- (linguistics) A closure within the vocal tract that produces an oral stop or nasal stop.
- (physics) The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal.
- (computing) The blocking of the view of part of an image by another.