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