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

the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft

Syn: ↑cover, ↑covering, ↑screening
Derivationally related forms: ↑mask, ↑screen (for: ↑screening), ↑cover (for: ↑covering), ↑cover (for: ↑cover)
Hypernyms: ↑concealment, ↑concealing, ↑hiding
2. the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation

he studied auditory masking by pure tones

3. scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen
Syn: ↑masking piece
Hypernyms: ↑scenery, ↑scene

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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