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masking

[′mask·iŋ]
(acoustics)
The amount by which the threshold of audibility of a sound is raised by the presence of another sound; the unit customarily used is the decibel. Also known as audio masking; aural masking.
(computer science)
Replacing specific characters in one register by corresponding characters in another register.
Extracting certain characters from a string of characters.
(electronics)
Using a covering or coating on a semiconductor surface to provide a masked area for selective deposition or etching.
A programmed procedure for eliminating radar coverage in areas where such transmissions may be of use to the enemy for navigation purposes, by weakening the beam in appropriate directions or by use of additional transmitters on the same frequency at suitable sites to interfere with homing; also used to suppress the beam in areas where it would interfere with television reception.
(engineering)
Preventing entrance of a tracer gas into a vessel by covering the leaks.

masking

1. Preparing surfaces adjacent to paintwork with a temporary covering of masking tape, or tape plus paper, to keep them free of paint.
2. Screening off part of a theater stage from view of the audience.
3. The action of rendering one sound inaudible or unintelligible as the result of the presence of another (usually louder) one.
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In such patients, in order to provide 40-dB masking above the BC threshold in the nontest ear, the masking level may exceed interaural attenuation and produce an inadvertent threshold elevation by masking the test ear, as well.
However, LUN masking is at its best in smaller storage area networks where the number of WWNs and LUNs are manageable.
By introducing the new Traffic Masking capability in CORE IMPACT, Core Security is continuing its commitment to providing security professionals with the best combination of proactive tools and actionable information they need to better secure their networks.
The symbolic structure of the Stanze arises in large part from the particular, personal chivalric symbolism - or masking - that Giuliano had adopted for the joust, which he had dedicated to Simonetta, who was disguised in the image of Pallas on the standard he carried into the arena, painted by none other than Botticelli.
Greatly improves masking of semi-transparent objects like hair, smoke or glass without sacrificing the quality of the image.
Mask Pro 3 is a complete suite of professional masking tools ready to tackle any masking challenge," said Lisa McCormack, Mask Pro product manager for Extensis.
The Sabeus patent describes a "sunburst" masking methodology, utilizing a variant of a circular phase mask with radially inscribed patterns, that can be used in a volume manufacturing environment to continuously write very short period gratings (Bragg gratings) of varying periods and refractive indexes into lengths of fiber substantially in excess of 1 meter in length.
Corel Corporation today announced the first version of Corel(r) KnockOut masking software is now available as a download for both the Macintosh(r) and Windows(r) platforms, allowing graphics experts and professionals to easily install and use this application with their image-editing software.