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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.

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'Confound' example sentence in quotations


* 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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  • Bob Smizik: Steelers continue to confound; no surprise as Pirates dump Ike Davis
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  • Why Ebola Quarantines Will Grow Larger -- And More Troubling
    The critical reckoning over forced quarantines is still to come. Consider this scenario. Sometime in January or February – as the Ebola epidemic explodes out of West Africa – we’ll start experiencing larger, more frequent outbreaks in American cities. With the flu as a background to confound suspected cases of Ebola, public [...] Read more on this news related to 'Confound'
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    INVERNESS continue to confound their critics in the way they endeavour to play the game and in their execution of it, to the extent that this victory leaves the Highland club trailing Premiership leaders Hamilton only by goal difference. Read more on this news related to 'Confound'

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