Definition of concealment in US English:



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

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