Mask (disambiguation)

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A mask is a covering worn on the face, or an object depicting a face.

Mask may also refer to:



  • Mask (computing), in computer science, a bit pattern used to extract information from another bit pattern
    • Affinity mask, a bit mask indicating what processor a thread or process should be run on
    • Image mask, applied to digital images to "cut-out" the background or other unwanted features
    • umask, the default permission setting for new files on UNIX systems

Other technologies[edit]

  • Photomask, used to create the circuit layers in IC fabrication
  • Front-end mask, an automobile accessory
  • Respirator, an air filter worn as a mask over nose and mouth
  • Shadow mask, a technology used to manufacture cathode ray tube televisions that produce color images
  • Spectral mask, a mathematically defined set of lines applied to the levels of radio transmissions in telecommunications

Arts and media[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Other fiction[edit]


Other arts[edit]

  • Masking (art), materials used to protect portions of a work from unintended change, such as masking tape, frisket, and stencils
  • Masking (illustration), a drawing technique that originated in Japan

Other uses[edit]

  • "Mask", nickname of Charles Lewis Jr. (1963–2009), co-founder of clothing line TapouT
  • MASK, an MI5 operation (1934–1937) that decrypted Communist International radio communications
  • Mask, Mazandaran, a village in Mazandaran Province, Iran
  • Mask, South Khorasan, a village in South Khorasan Province, Iran

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