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- (now rare) Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.
- (figurative) Secret, surreptitious, concealed.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i]:
- how covert matters may be best disclosed
- 2013 July 26, Leo Hickman, “How algorithms rule the world”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 26:
- The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. […] who, if anyone, is policing their use[?] Such concerns were sharpened further by the continuing revelations about how the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been using algorithms to help it interpret the colossal amounts of data it has collected from its covert dragnet of international telecommunications.
covert (plural coverts)
- A covering.
- A disguise.
- A hiding place.
- Area of thick undergrowth where animals hide.
- (ornithology) A feather that covers the bases of flight feathers.
covering — see covering
disguise — see disguise
area of thick undergrowth for hiding
type of feather
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