obfuscation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n obfuscation darkening or obscuring the sight of something
    • n obfuscation the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
    • n obfuscation confusion resulting from failure to understand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Obfuscation ŏb`fŭs*kā"shŭn The act of darkening or bewildering; the state of being darkened. "Obfuscation of the cornea."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n obfuscation The act of obfuscating or obscuring; also, that which obscures; obscurity; confusion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. obfuscatio,

Usage

In literature:

The answer given was a model of obfuscation.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
Richard, himself sober, was contemptuous of Trenchard so obviously obfuscated.
"Mistress Wilding" by Rafael Sabatini
Bernini went down to the basement, obfuscated; for he knew the visitor.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
I was dizzied, obfuscated, by all this onslaught of thunder, lightning, wind, blackness, and water.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
But it was their remoter, complicated desires and mental processes that obfuscated him.
"The House of Pride" by Jack London
Even in the higher ranks of animality, examples of similar mental obfuscation are not lacking.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
Yet through her obfuscation, there ran admiration for Tarboe.
"Carnac's Folly, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
I felt the most burning curiosity to understand the puzzle while my mental faculties were completely obfuscated by it.
"Forest and Frontiers" by Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming
Think not that Henri Fortnoye was the ordinary obfuscated, superfluous, bewildered bridegroom.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Vol. XV., No. 85. January, 1875." by Various
Let no ordinary and superficial method of reasoning obfuscate the public mind on this subject.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
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In news:

Yet this obfuscates the underlying mission of colleges to produce and disseminate knowledge.
We understand bureaucratic obfuscation that borders on terror, for example, in large part thanks to Kafka.
The media have obfuscated the intent of the 2012 election.
They name their songs in eight words or more, or don't name them at all, as if to obfuscate any radio DJ who would dare play them or short-circuit the Billboard charts that wouldn't have them anyway.
The days that precede it, however, are filled with lies and obfuscation, misdirection and outright manipulation.
Karl Miller's opinion piece in the Feb 9 edition of the Columbia Missourian opposing an increase in the minimum wage is an excellent example of using statistics to obfuscate and mislead.
In systems where no IT direction is provided by the manufacturing facility, connectivity to the production line can become obfuscated .
Sequestration, Obfuscation , Dreamification, Votification and Non-sensification.
A far greater danger is obfuscation .
Is Vendor Obfuscation a Strategy.
And you know what that means: It's time to roll out the obfuscators.
The hookah and head shop carries a huge variety of smelly sticks, cones, and oil for your olfactory pleasure — or obfuscation.
Perhaps they mean her performance as a master in obfuscating and misleading the public on its toll plans.
In the free market, only the true capitalist , the entrepreneur, is sufficiently independent to call out all the aforementioned players on their nonsense and obfuscation.
The donations, auditors suggest, were merely distractions meant to obfuscate Latitude 's true purpose: to enrich the Ierullos.
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In science:

Ob jects with very poorly determined magnitudes add little statistical weight to the cosmology fit but make the Hubble diagram more difficult to read and in general obfuscate the result.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
This non-determinism, in turn, is used in obfuscating the dependence of observable values on secret data.
Statistical Analysis of Privacy and Anonymity Guarantees in Randomized Security Protocol Implementations
These protocols achieve this hiding of secret information by using randomization to obfuscate the relation between the secret data and the observable data.
Statistical Analysis of Privacy and Anonymity Guarantees in Randomized Security Protocol Implementations
In order to avoid obfuscating the redaction, we will only introduce little notation regarding this new environment.
Stable fluctuations for ballistic random walks in random environment on Z
In order to avoid obfuscating the redaction, we will only introduce little notation regarding this new environment.
Quenched limits for the fluctuations of transient random walks in random environment on Z
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