Definitions for "MASKING"
Basically scenery or other visible material designed to hide backstage stuff the audience is not supposed to see, such as the wings or the back wall.
Hiding an area that should not show during the image creation process.
Preventing the audience from seeing areas of the stage.
In most practical speech communication systems, unwanted sounds may be introduced by a variety of sources (as shown in this diagram). These unwanted sounds effectively reduce the listener’s sensitivity to the transmitted speech, thus degrading intelligibility. The effect is termed “masking,” and is described in detail in Section II. Return to
In audio or musical terms, masking is the obscuring of one sound by another sound that is usually higher in amplitude (level). In theatre sound terms, masking can be defined as any soft-good designed to muffle or baffle sound.
refers to when a a loud sound at one frequency cancels a weaker sound at a different frequency. Perceptual compression schemes such as the ATRAC system discard masked sounds which allows devices such as minidiscs to store a lot of audio information in a small space.
Keywords:  tape, paint, spray, overspray, opaque
Application of a temporary covering (e.g. tape or paper) to protect areas not to be painted.
Hiding or "masking" away portions of the model so they are not sprayed over by the wrong color or leaked into. This is usually done with a special modeler's tape that will stick, but not adhere to the paint, thus ripping it off. Masking tape is generally expensive, running 5 or more bucks for a small roll
In color separation photography, controlling or modulating color contrast and detail over the total area of each separation negative used for printed color reproduction. Contrast is heightened when the quality is lacking in the transparency.
The blacked-out areas to the sides of a front-projection screen.
a technique by which a portion of the movie's image on the screen is blocked out, thereby temporarily altering the dimensions of the screen's aspect ratio. For example, the movie scenes in Boogie Nights. See also iris shot.
An act of using a mask in an image editing program. See Mask
Replacing a letter or character within a search with a specific character which has meaning for the search engine. For example, in some search engines the character ? would substitute for another character or no character, thus allowing the searcher to return all items that fit either criteria. Thus, searching wom?n would return all items or records with the term women or woman. Sometimes called a wild card
The edges of the polymer plate can be masked during printing. Masking is an easy way of ensuring a clean plate mark. In copperplate gravure no mask is needed, because the edges of the plate are usually polished and are thus easy to wipe clean.
Masking (Personality Theory) - Masking is a process in which an individual changes or "masks" his or her natural personality to conform to social pressures, abuse, and or harassment. Some examples of masking are a single overly dominant temperament, or humor, two incongruent temperaments, or displaying three of the four main temperaments within the same individual. Masking can be strongly influenced by environmental factors such as authoritarian parents, rejection, and emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.
The obscuring of the “true” state of a rhythm by conditions that prevent its usual expression. Usually, the phase of an entrained rhythm or the absence of entrainment (e.g., in an animal that is unable to entrain because of some defect) is said to be masked by a light cycle. For example, the aversion of a nocturnal rodent to bright light results in its activity onset appearing to coincide with the absence of light, or “lights off,” when the animal actually has been awake for hours. For comparison, see entrainment.
In exhibition, stretches of black fabric that frames the theater screen.  Masking may be adjusted according to the aspect ration of the film to be projected.
In exhibition, stretches of black fabric that frame the theater scene. Masking can be adjusted according to the aspect ratio of the film to be projected.
A protective paper or film used to protect an item during final fabrication, inspection, and shipping. The masking is typically removed by the customer just prior to installation or application.
Masking is a drawing technique invented in Japan in the mid- to late 20th century employed in comics and animation. It is the use of simplistic, iconic characters in order to assist readers or viewers in associating themselves with them as coupled with highly detailed, nearly photorealistic backgrounds to add visual interest. The psychology behind this style has been extended to rendering antagonists in a realistic manner in order to show their separateness from the reader or viewer.
a technique to disguise the nature of computer files by altering their filenames or filetype extensions in such a way that they are no longer recognised by the computer operating system, such as Microsoft Windows.
Altering an account number so that the whole number cannot be seen (e.g. xxxxx6789).
The plastic covering on metal panels used to protect pieces during transit. Masking must be removed immediately after installation.
The true genetic color, which is hidden or covered by another gene.
Covering part of a surface to protect it from exposing, etching, etc.
the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"
To conceal a web site's URL in some manner, normally by using a domain name. For example, if a URL shows up as "" but the web site is actually located at "", that URL is said to be "masked". See Also: Domain Name, URL
During the manufacturing process, solidifying COS (Card Operating System) mask implemented onto chips's Rom is known as hard mask process. COS may also be installed into chip's Eeprom (soft mask)
Keywords:  imposition, see
see Imposition
A system of controlling negative density ranges or color saturation through the use of unsharp masks.
(audio) - Phenomenon where certain audio elements cannot be heard when played alongside or following other audio elements. (More)
a means of defining one of many rules which are used in the routing of Dictation for transcription output.
a process in which an operation can be performed on a single bit.
When you're bit mapping, you have to have a way of ignoring the bits you're not interested in. This process is called masking, since you essentially place a mask over the bits you don't want to look at.
A part of the Q-7 program used to eliminate triple radar coverage
Keywords:  intervention, assignment
The knowledge of intervention assignment. J-N
Temporary shielding of a portion of a product to selectively prevent the application of a coating.
Also known as Filtering. The removal of repeated or low complexity regions from a sequence in order to improve the sensitivity of sequence similarity searches performed with that sequence.
Keywords:  blinding, see
see blinding/masking