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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Built upon decades of lying, deceit and sleight of hand, the European Union has been carefully crafted from its beginnings as a simple treaty on shared access to coal and steel, through an ongoing succession of treaties over a 60-year period to the final implementation of an imperial constitution, as usual with a title masking its true nature, the Lisbon Treaty.
However he made a mistake in masking his collar number which sadly helps to cast the incident in an ominous light.
You could check to see if the firing pins are stuck by putting a piece of thin masking tape on the back of some spent shells and see if the tape is marked or punctured.
The role played by hypocrisy, morality, taste, aggression, noise and so on in masking social inequity and perpetuating its asymmetries are essentially what I tend to blog about.
What the robo-signed affidavits might be masking is this fact: that banks often do not have the right to pursue mortgage foreclosures in many of these cases.
The chocolate does a great job in masking/integrating the coffee taste.
He adds amphetamines aid in masking fatigue, improving reaction time and, possibly, improving hand-eye coordination.
Subnet masking is easy to understand if you use binary notation instead of dotted decimal.
Q's dark eyes were playful, twinkling, their expression masking a deadly earnestness.
Worse, what action has been taken is largely short term masking of symptoms and not a cure.