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confounding

[kən′fau̇nd·iŋ]
(statistics)
Method used in design of factorial experiments in which some information about higher-order interaction is sacrificed so that estimates of main effects in lower-order interactions can be more precise.
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Each of the three terms--American, Academy, Religion--matters acutely to the configuration of this panel; and the panel confounds the capacities of the AAR.
If so, they write, the result could be unanticipated accumulation of toxicants that would confound safety predictions of seemingly harmless chemicals.
Composed of multiple perspectives within a single frame, they elude stability and confound the viewer's habit of locating him- or herself a relation to what's shown.
Fitch anticipates that Xcel will be granted a temporary waiver, as it would not be in the public interest for the regulatory process to confound a regulated company's efforts to maintain its solvency.
To further confound this, the levels of endosulfan, again as described by Saiyed et al.
And Edmondson's sensitively rendered nudes, typically the province of academically trained artists, further confound the misguided conflation of self-taught and naive.
Variations in the star's brightness mimic the wobble that would be induced by a planet and thus confound analysis, Kfirster says.
If general unrestricted study populations are selected, they should be large enough and diverse enough to permit careful adjustment for individual-level characteristics that may confound the relationship between health end points and pollution levels.
He explained that fewer research animals would be needed in drug experiments, for example, because their sameness would eliminate many of the genetic differences that confound such experiments.
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They seem to derive their power to confound the eye from the abstract potential of photography; the maelstrom viewed through a camera obscura.
Most existing budget tools confound non-accountants with complicated features and confusing steps to log in data accurately.