masking

Definitions of masking
  1. noun
    the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
    synonyms: cover, covering, screening
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    type of:
    concealing, concealment, hiding
    the activity of keeping something secret
  2. noun
    the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation
    “he studied auditory masking by pure tones”
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    type of:
    aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression
    an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
  3. noun
    scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen
    synonyms: masking piece
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    type of:
    scene, scenery
    the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale
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