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confound

(kŏn-fownd′) [L. confundere, to confuse, to pour together]
1. To introduce bias into a research study.
2. To confuse, bewilder, or mystify. confounding, n.
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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.
Set in the artists' enclave of Boston's South End, Stephen Kijak's debut feature introduces viewers to an idiosyncratic grouping of relatives, friends, lovers, and exes who support, challenge, and confound one another.
They are abstract representations of the curvature of the universe, and like the universe, the sculptures confound the eye.
government deregulation in the carrier space, will continue to confound companies struggling to understand and manage their telecommunications network expenditures, according to a new AberdeenGroup research report, "The Solution Selection Report: Total Telecom Cost Management - Priming the Pump to Expand Value.
If so, they write, the result could be unanticipated accumulation of toxicants that would confound safety predictions of seemingly harmless chemicals.
We find seven major failings that confound the delivery of value, disrupt pricing, and confuse users.
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.
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.
And Edmondson's sensitively rendered nudes, typically the province of academically trained artists, further confound the misguided conflation of self-taught and naive.
I do want to keep everybody on point on our very particular Internet commerce strategy because that is this company's uniqueness and it's why our growth over a period of time is going to, so to speak, transcend and confound those people who said a second tier media player can't survive, that second tier players will get marginalized.