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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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It helps us to create sophisticated masking to make edits that are non-destructive and totally re-editable.
The person responsible for masking the part can then match the masks to the part.
In the present series of experiments we used the backward masking paradigm with different target durations and mask types.
Accelerate deployment of complex masking rules that behave like “out-of-the-box” logic by using Transformer Plugins for rapid templating of common masking policies for consistent implementation.
Undermasking leads to false A-B gaps and is usually the result of operator inexperience or a failure to follow masking rules.
* To create straight, crisp lines, run a thumbnail or putty knife along the "working edge" of the masking tape to prevent paint from seeping under it and leaving a fuzzy line.
Review the finishing jobs you do on a regular basis and invest in some custom masking for them.
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.
Masking, Brown intimates, is the way of the stage because it's the way of the world, which has in turn taken the stage to heart and redoubled the confusion.
Next, I showed my classes how to add three-dimensional forms to their milk jug using paper-towel tubes and masking tape.
We hung up the masks with masking tape (the air-dry clay is very light) so that the children could view and discuss their work.