from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Physiology The concealment or screening of one sensory process or sensation by another.
- n. A piece of theatrical scenery used to conceal a part of the stage from the audience.
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- v. Present participle of mask.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or diversion of covering the face with a mask, or of wearing a masquerade dress; masquerading.
- n. In photography, a device adopted in printing from an imperfect negative, consisting in pasting tissue-paper on the reverse side of the negative over the portions of the picture which print too deeply.
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- n. scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen
- n. the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
- n. the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation
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