concealment

Use the noun concealment when you talk about the act of hiding something. The concealment of your terrible haircut is easy — just wear a hat.

Concealment is the process of disguising something or the condition of keeping something private. Secret agents need to focus on concealment all the time, of their identities and sometimes their hair color, citizenship, and activities. A hunter's concealment is important in a different way — she might wear camouflage and stay low and quiet to avoid being seen by the ducks she's hunting. The Old French root word is conceler, "to hide."

Definitions of concealment
  1. noun
    the condition of being concealed or hidden
    synonyms: privacy, privateness, secrecy
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    covertness, hiddenness
    the state of being covert and hidden
    bosom
    the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept
    confidentiality
    the state of being secret
    hiding
    the state of being hidden
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    isolation
    a state of separation between persons or groups
  2. noun
    a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    “the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background”
    synonyms: cover, covert, screen
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    blind
    a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    camouflage
    device or stratagem for concealment or deceit
    shoji
    a translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper
    stalking-horse
    screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
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    covering
    an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
  3. noun
    the activity of keeping something secret
    synonyms: concealing, hiding
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    camouflage, disguise
    the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance
    mask
    activity that tries to conceal something
    cover, covering, masking, screening
    the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
    cover
    a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent)
    cover-up
    concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public
    burial, burying
    concealing something under the ground
    smoke screen, smokescreen
    an action intended to conceal or confuse or obscure
    stealing, stealth
    avoiding detection by moving carefully
    money laundering
    concealing the source of illegally gotten money
    blue wall, blue wall of silence, wall of silence
    the secrecy of police officers who lie or look the other way to protect other police officers
    reburial, reburying
    the act of burying again
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    activity
    any specific behavior
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