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English noun: masking

1. masking (act) the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it


SamplesThe cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft.


Synonymscover, covering, screening


Broader (hypernym)concealing, concealment, hiding

2. masking (cognition) the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation


SamplesHe studied auditory masking by pure tones.


Broader (hypernym)aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression

3. masking (artifact) scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen


Synonymsmasking piece


Broader (hypernym)scene, scenery









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