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
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n 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
Type of:
isolation
a state of separation between persons or groups

n 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
Type of:
covering
an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

n 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
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior

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