What is mask?

  • (noun): A protective covering worn over the face.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer's body, so in parts of Australia giant totem masks cover the body, whilst Inuit women use finger masks during storytelling and dancing.

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Cromaclear Vs. "conventional" Shadow Mask CRTs
... image sharpness and focus attributed to shadow mask based dot trio CRTs ... The slot mask design and illuminated phosphor alignment provide a tighter mask pitch, leading to improved image quality ... In addition, the tighter mask pitch and ELA guns enhance focus and combat moiré ...
Kinnikuman Anime-original Characters - Extraterrestrials - Kinniku Clan
... While washing his alternate mask in a river one day, he accidentally dropped it ... As he raced after it, Kami-sama appeared and asked The Golden Mask or this Worn Out Mask, which did you drop? He tried to point at the Golden Mask, but ... honesty and rewards him with the Golden and Silver Masks ...
Mask - Other Types
... A "buccal mask" is a mask that covers only the cheeks (hence the adjective "buccal") and mouth ... A death mask is a mask either cast from or applied to the face of a recently deceased person ... A "facial" (short for facial mask) is a temporary mask, not solid, used in cosmetics or as therapy for skin treatment ...
Spectral Mask
... In telecommunications, a spectral mask, also known as a channel mask or transmission mask, is a mathematically-defined set of lines applied to the levels of radio (or optical ... The spectral mask is generally intended to reduce adjacent-channel interference by limiting excessive radiation at frequencies beyond the necessary bandwidth ... The spectral mask is usually one of the things defined in a bandplan for each particular band ...
Cromaclear - Description
... Slot-mask CRTs have a pattern of stripes in the unlit phosphor that appears to be bricks when in use ... The term "mask pitch" is more appropriate when discussing this specification ... A mask pitch measurement is the distance between like-colored phosphors on a Cromaclear mask ...

More definitions of "mask":

  • (verb): Shield from light.
    Synonyms: block out
  • (noun): A party of guests wearing costumes and masks.
    Synonyms: masquerade, masque
  • (verb): Put a mask on or cover with a mask.
    Example: "Mask the children for Halloween"
  • (verb): Cover with a sauce.
    Example: "Mask the meat"
  • (noun): Activity that tries to conceal something.
    Example: "No mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship"
  • (noun): A covering to disguise or conceal the face.

Famous quotes containing the word mask:

    But today I set the bed afire
    and smoke is filling the room,
    it is getting hot enough for the walls to melt,
    and the icebox, a gluey white tooth.
    I have on a mask in order to write my last words,
    and they are just for you....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    I met Murder on the way—
    He had a mask like Castlereagh—
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)