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obscure

(ŏb-skūr′) [L. obscurus, hide]
1. Hidden, indistinct, as the cause of a condition.
2. To make less distinct or to hide.
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During staff exercises, specifically address obscuration requirements from higher headquarters.
We examine in this paper the use of STB silica, fused silica, and PMMA beads of known size, suspended in a fluid of known refractive index, as a means of characterizing the response of a light obscuration instrument and a flow imaging instrument to particles of low optical contrast.
While autobiography falsely promises (as Freud enthusiastically urged) unprecedented frankness and tell-all exposes, we know that the writing of one's own life involves instead (an equally tantalising) dance of revelation and obscuration.
eclipse The total or partial obscuration of light from a celestial body as it passes through the shadow of another body.
This illustrates the advantages of a discrete technique such as the Coulter Principle, which analyzes individual particles, as compared to an ensemble technique such as laser diffraction or light obscuration, which analyzes entire populations at once.
Several of Davidovich's works involve the methodical obscuration of a television monitor with electrical tape; in some sense, the use of television as canvas and object of the gaze renders it anthropomorphic.
Such a sudden deep fade may be more symptomatic of a dust event and optical obscuration.
Wrathall deserves similar praise for his back-to-basics explanations of other complex matters in Heidegger's philosophy, for instance the relation of language to being (including a sensitive discussion of Stefan George's poem "Das Wort") and a detailed breakdown of the major epochs Greek, medieval, modern, and technological--that comprise the history of metaphysics as an obscuration of being.
Reduced Visibility: Based on research at the Fire Research Station (FRI) in Japan (Jin 1975), the relation between visibility and smoke obscuration is
The eclipse will visible in Pakistan with a 13 percent obscuration of the solar disk, private news channel reported.
One small sampling of his topics turns up borderline personality disorders and hallucinations, dimensions of visual imagery, hallucination in braille, inattentional deafness, obscuration, German judge Daniel Paul Schreber (1842-1911), and teleological hallucination.
Using light obscuration technology, the new particle counter produces accurate and reliable test results in just two minutes.