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covert

(kō′vərt, kō-vûrt′, kŭv′ərt)
n.
Zoology One of the small feathers covering the bases of the longer feathers of a bird's wings or tail.

cov′ert·ly adv.
cov′ert·ness n.
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The requirements needed for designing the malware can be categorized into three broad categories, namely Operational, Functional and Covertness as presented in Table 1.
Tactical dispersion involves either spreading out a mutually supporting formation over a large area or abandoning mutual support to enhance maneuver and the covertness of individual vessels.
The work provides brief account of CIA developing its own IRS system under immense covertness and secrecy to get the photographic reconnaissance of missile and space launching sites of former Soviet Union and China.
Covertness [alpha] (Capacity of medium--Transmission rate)
"He said it was tough, because he grew attached to the people he was getting to know, with the knowledge they would never realise that he did them in, the covertness is so severe and acute.
The practice has come under intense scrutiny due to the covertness of the attacks and the amount of control exercised over them by the U.S.
covertness of use, retained operability in extreme operational
When weaponized, underwater robots will be able to act offensively and use their covertness to intervene in operations.
He attributes this phenomenon to the conflict between the openness of academia and the covertness of intelligence.
There is a pertinent discussion of a covert plot, revealed in the First Note, whereby George is the victim of a conspiracy, but its covertness is surely removed by that very mention.
Second, secrecy: many studies of the Bay of Pigs emphasize the deleterious effect of extreme covertness, as the CIA, concerned with preserving secrecy, shielded operational plans from scrutiny by relevant experts (Neustadt 1980, 222-23; Sorensen 1965, 304; Wilensky 1967, 66-67).