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- n. The act or process of obfuscating, or obscuring the perception of something; the concept of concealing the meaning of a communication by making it more confusing and harder to interpret.
- n. Confusion, bewilderment, or a baffled state resulting from something obfuscated, or made more opaque and muddled with the intent to obscure information.
- n. A single instance of intentionally obscuring the meaning of something to make it more difficult to grasp.
- n. The option to alter computer code, preserving its behavior but concealing its structure and intent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of darkening or bewildering; the state of being darkened.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of obfuscating or obscuring; also, that which obscures; obscurity; confusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
- n. confusion resulting from failure to understand
- n. darkening or obscuring the sight of something
From Latin obfuscationem (15th century), from Latin obfuscare ("to darken"), from ob ("over") + fuscāre ("to make dark"), from fuscus ("dark") (Wiktionary)