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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: In statistics, a confounding variable (also confounding factor, a confound, or confounder) is an extraneous variable in a statistical ...
  • Confounds and artifacts: Although often used interchangeably, confounds and artifacts refer to two different kinds of threat to the validity of social psychological ...
  • Confounding factor (disambiguation): In statistics, a confounding factor (also confounding variable, lurking variable, confound, or confounder) is an extraneous variable in a ...
  • Confounding Factor (games company): tm/news/4120/confounding-factor-sink-with-galleon/ Confounding Factor sink with Galleon at Play. tm. Category:Companies established in 1997 ...

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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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Confound Sample Sentences in News


  • Oil, natural gas prices confound New England
    Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory ... Read more on this news related to 'Confound'
  • No camera required: Amazing works of art
    The images you are about to see may shock or confound you. When portraiture looks this realistic, it can be hard to accept that what you see is just paint on a canvas, or ink scratches on a page. Read more on this news related to 'Confound'
  • After Syracuse couple spends $1,000 on new driveway, city requires a new $4,500 sidewalk
    Sidewalk regulations often confound homeowners. Read more on this news related to 'Confound'

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