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(uncountable) 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.
(uncountable) Confusion, bewilderment, or a baffled state resulting from something obfuscated, or made more opaque and muddled with the intent to obscure information.
From Latin obfuscationem (15th century), from obfuscāre (“to darken”), from ob (“over”) + fuscāre (“to make dark”), from fuscus (“dark”).
I delight in his lack of patience with everyone from students to politicians who demonstrate inexcusable ignorance, incompetence or obfuscation.
Indeed some of the retorts made by government officials whenever this topic is brokered appear to be purely a tactic of obfuscation !
In 2004, spammers became more inventive using new obfuscation techniques, rotating domain names and hiding their domain owner information.
The limpidity of Chandler's style is a refreshing change from much of the apparently willful obfuscation which paradoxically prevails in communication studies.
The limpidity of Chandler 's style is a refreshing change from much of the apparently willful obfuscation which paradoxically prevails in communication studies.
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