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Confound Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
  • be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Confound'


  • Confounding: "Confounding factor" redirects here. For other uses, see Confounding factor (disambiguation). In statistics, a confounding variable (also confounding
  • Confounding factor (disambiguation): In statistics, a confounding factor (also confounding variable, lurking variable, confound, or confounder) is an extraneous variable in a statistical model
  • Confounds and artifacts: Although often used interchangeably, confounds and artifacts refer to two different kinds of threat to the validity of social psychological research.
  • Confounding Factor (games company): For other uses, see Confounding factor (disambiguation). Confounding Factor was a British video games company founded in 1997 by Toby Gard and Paul Douglas

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* My final merit I refuse you, I refuse putting from me what I really am, Encompass worlds but never try to encompass me, I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you. Writing and talk do not prove me, I carry the plenum of proof in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic. - Walt Whitman

* The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity. - Maria Montessori


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Confound Sample Sentences in News


  • In Episode 411, 'Homeland' Continues To Confound
    VideoHomeland, the most confounding show on television, continues to confound. After last week’s harrowing episode, it seemed to have hit its stride. Peter Quinn stepped forward as the show’s hero, the unstoppable super spy, the one-man army who could do single handedly what the U.S. Marines couldn’t. That conceit lasted a little [...] Read more on this news related to 'Confound'
  • Record-shattering suicides confound La Crosse County health officials
    The record-shattering number of 26 suicides in La Crosse County this year baffles and demoralizes those who work to stanch the bleeding. Read more on this news related to 'Confound'
  • Chicago-area crash-and-grabs confound retailers, experts
    As department stores and smaller boutiques tally their losses from a spate of brazen crash-and-grab burglaries, experts on crime and retailers have begun wondering why a tactic that makes the notion of a silently tiptoeing jewel thief seem quaint has suddenly become so common across the Chicago... Read more on this news related to 'Confound'

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