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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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The person responsible for masking the part can then match the masks to the part.
This technique is best used where there is pads or islands of a part that need masking.
In the present series of experiments we used the backward masking paradigm with different target durations and mask types.
Undermasking leads to false A-B gaps and is usually the result of operator inexperience or a failure to follow masking rules.
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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.
The Windows version of Mask Pro 3 will have the same strong feature set as the Macintosh version -- providing all creative professionals with top-level masking technology.
Mask Pro has been fully updated to offer an entire suite of powerful new tools to address any masking challenge and to facilitate creation of flawless, real life masks.
Color Decontamination for improved edge transparency - This new feature greatly improves masking of semi-transparent objects like hair, smoke or glass without sacrificing the quality of the image.
1 is a professional masking tool which allows graphics experts and professionals to create digital photo composites with stunning realism.