What is camouflage?

  • (noun): Device or stratagem for concealment or deceit.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Camouflage is a set of methods of concealment that allows otherwise visible animals, military vehicles, or other objects to remain unnoticed by blending with their environment or by resembling something else. Examples include a leopard's spotted coat, the battledress of a modern soldier and a leaf-mimic butterfly. Camouflage is a form of visual deception; the term probably comes from camouflet, a French term meaning smoke blown in someone's face as a practical joke.

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Some articles on camouflage:

Camouflage Centre Europe
... The Camouflage Centre Europe (Camouflage Europe centrale) is the standard camouflage pattern of the French military ... The Camouflage Europe Centrale was introduced in 1991, replacing both, TAP 47 pattern camouflage and khaki F2 uniform dresses ...
Loyd A. Jones - Camouflage Research
... for the purpose of researching naval camouflage in relation to optics and physics (Ackerman 1930, p ... would be better equipped than scientists to develop camouflage ... Navy camouflage unit, consisting of two major sections A design section made up of artists, located in Washington D.C ...
Camouflage Self-Portrait - Analysis
... polymer paint and silk screen printing to produce a camouflage pattern over the face surrounded by black ... hair are ghostly pale, covered in a militaristic camouflage pattern of green, gray, and black." There is a contrast between the impersonality of the camouflage pattern, which hints at ... The ambiguous uses of camouflage—drawing attention when a fashionable look and doing the opposite in military use—fascinated Warhol ...
Camouflage - Fashion, Art, Society
... Military camouflage patterns influenced Fashion from the time of the first world war onwards ... other day, was based on the principles of 'Dazzle', the method of 'camouflage' used during the war in the painting of ships.. ... More recently, fashion designers have often used camouflage fabric for its striking designs, its "patterned disorder" and its symbolism ...
Loyd A. Jones - Further Reading
... (2002), False Colors Art, Design and Modern Camouflage. ___ (2009), Camoupedia A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage ... Van Buskirk, Harold (1919), “Camouflage” in Transactions of the Illuminating Engineering Society Vol 14 (July 21), pp ...

More definitions of "camouflage":

  • (noun): An outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something.
    Synonyms: disguise
  • (verb): Disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something.
    Example: "The troops camoflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory"
  • (noun): The act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance.
    Synonyms: disguise
  • (noun): Fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background.
    Synonyms: camo