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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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