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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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Confound Sample Sentences in News


  • Stonewalling: a Government tactic to confound the public
    Bianconeri in semifinale contro Roma o Fiorentina. Nello sport Mario Cagnetta - TORONTO - Di solito ce ne accorgiamo quando leggiamo della morte di qualcuno di loro per assideramento sulle pagine dei giornali in queste giornate di freddo. Read more on this news related to 'Confound'
  • The Working Poor Confound the Experts
    Workers harvest pinot gris grapes in Oregon. The left and the right alike have pounced on the drop in Americans’ labor force participation rate to score political points. Read more on this news related to 'Confound'
  • Goldman Sachs Voting Model Shows Samaras May Confound Pollsters
    A model devised to forecast election results on the basis of economic performance shows Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has a stronger chance of re-election than suggested by surveys indicating he’ll be defeated in a Jan. 25 vote. Read more on this news related to 'Confound'

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