obfuscation (n.) early 15c., originally medical, "the darkening of a sore," from L. obfuscationem (nom. obfuscatio), noun of action from pp. stem of obfuscare (see OBFUSCATE (Cf. obfuscate)).

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  • obfuscation — noun a) 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. During the debate, the candidate sighed at his… …   Wiktionary

  • obfuscation — obfuscate ► VERB ▪ make unclear or unintelligible. DERIVATIVES obfuscation noun obfuscatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin obfuscare darken …   English terms dictionary

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  • obfuscation — 1. A rendering dark or obscure. 2. A deliberate attempt to confuse or to prevent understanding. [L. ob fusco, pp. atus, to darken, fr. fuscus, dark, tawny] …   Medical dictionary

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