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Masking can mean:

Arts and media[edit]

  • Backmasking, a recording technique in which a sound or message is recorded backward onto a track meant to be played forward
  • Masking (art), protecting a selected area from change during production, as with tape and stencils
  • Masking (illustration), an art technique that influences the intended perception of a character

Data protection[edit]

Sensory phenomena[edit]

Other technologies[edit]

  • Mask (computing), AND'ing or OR'ing a bit pattern with another bit pattern to select certain bits
  • Masking agent, a reagent used in chemical analysis which reacts with chemical species which may interfere in the analysis
  • Sound masking, intentional introduction of background sounds to improve comfort and privacy
  • Spectral mask, a method for reducing adjacent-channel interference in broadcast applications

Other uses[edit]

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