Definition of concealment in English:



  • 1The action of hiding something or preventing it from being known.

    ‘the concealment of the body’
    ‘the deliberate concealment of material facts’
    • ‘Hence, concealment of information constitutes measures to counter enemy reconnaissance.’
    • ‘However, it should not be on the basis on which this bill proceeds, which is a blanket concealment of convictions.’
    • ‘This month, let's look at three other methods for achieving maximum concealment.’
    • ‘The law collectively provides the main safeguards against the concealment of secret homicide.’
    • ‘The work of art is true by virtue of uncovering or bringing out of concealment.’
    • ‘Priests of the country can more easily remain in concealment.’
    • ‘To discover whether ungulate coloration aids in concealment, we first tested whether uniform pelage color typically matches habitat background.’
    • ‘Inwardly angry at his own foolishness, he stepped out of his hiding dropping all pretence of concealment.’
    • ‘In the past nine months he has delayed or denied access to four out of five sites where UNSCOM believed concealment was taking place.’
    • ‘All eligible patients were assigned to each group by simple randomization with rigorous allocation concealment.’
    • ‘Overseas Governments are not fooled by that concealment of convictions.’
    • ‘From the clerk of the kitchen I required the buttery accounts without varnish or concealment.’
    • ‘There was also an aerial monitoring of troop movements and concealment and deception measures.’
    • ‘Thus does art progress from form to form, from problems raised to problems solved, accruing successive layers of concealment.’
    • ‘She was transparent in an era during which the political class have become expert at concealment.’
    • ‘Denial and concealment of pregnancy still exists in Irish society today, research says’
    • ‘Prior to the inspectors coming back in he was engaged in a systematic exercise in concealment of the weapons. "’
    • ‘There have been some reports in the literature suggesting that more recent events may be more susceptible to concealment than less recent events.’
    • ‘The techniques that tend to reveal artificial devices can, paradoxically, also participate to some concealment of discourse.’
    • ‘Concealment, then, carries a risk.’
    hiding, secretion
    cover, shelter, protection, screen, hiding place
    keeping secret, keeping hidden, hiding, hushing up, covering up, cover-up, suppression
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    1. 1.1Something that acts as a hiding place; cover.
      ‘he darted forward from the concealment of the bushes’
      • ‘He kept his horse to the edge of the woods, hoping that would give him some concealment.’
      • ‘The significance of this image lies in its concealment of her body under heavy folds of material.’
      • ‘On a subway, an opportunity for concealment can be the seats, luggage or the floor.’
      • ‘Inadequate allocation concealment can bias the results of clinical trials.’
      • ‘After that we went to different spots and they showed us different positions to set the mortars for concealment and cover and things like that.’
      • ‘He began some tale about money, whose place of concealment he could indicate.’
      • ‘Those nests did not differ in concealment from active nests.’
      cover, shelter, protection, screen, hiding place
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