What does obfuscation mean?

Definitions for obfuscation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement(noun)

    confusion resulting from failure to understand

  2. mystification, obfuscation(noun)

    the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered

  3. obfuscation(noun)

    darkening or obscuring the sight of something


  1. obfuscation(Noun)

    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.

  2. obfuscation(Noun)

    Confusion, bewilderment, or a baffled state resulting from something obfuscated, or made more opaque and muddled with the intent to obscure information.

  3. obfuscation(Noun)

    A single instance of intentionally obscuring the meaning of something to make it more difficult to grasp.

    During the debate, the candidate sighed at his opponent's obfuscations.

  4. obfuscation(Noun)

    The option to alter computer code, preserving its behavior but concealing its structure and intent.

    You need to turn on obfuscation for these classes.

  5. Origin: From obfuscationem (15th century), from obfuscare, from ob + fuscare, from fuscus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obfuscation(noun)

    the act of darkening or bewildering; the state of being darkened

  2. Origin: [L. obfuscatio.]


  1. Obfuscation

    Obfuscation is the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, wilfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obfuscation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obfuscation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for obfuscation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Vedunkelung, Vernebelung, EntstellungGerman
  • verduisteringDutch
  • şaşırtma, perde çekme, gizlemeTurkish

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