blurring blurring  /b ˈlɜ rɪŋ/


  1. (n) a hazy or indistinct representation
  2. (v) become glassy; lose clear vision
  3. (v) to make less distinct or clear
  4. (v) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
  5. (v) make a smudge on; soil by smudging
  6. (v) make dim or indistinct
  7. (v) become vague or indistinct


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  • Aimed at novices, it lets you crop borders, zap red-eye and add a range of special effects like blurring, tinting and heat-mapping to any picture you upload.


  1. FaceBook Changes "Privacy" Features Once More

    and for anyone unsure - because the lines between reality and surreality are ever-blurring - this is humor (h/t @JoshZumbrun ). * * * What isn't, however, humor is the following updated statement from the company, just released: FACEBOOK: DON'T WORK DIRECTLY W/NSA TO PROACTIVELY GIVE DATA FACEBOOK: CO. GIVES MINIMUM AMOUNT OF INFO FROM GOVT. REQUESTS Odd, because a few days ago, Zuckerberg said ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Strategic Consultancies Invade Marketing Agency Space

    The traditional lines of demarcation between advertising agencies, public relations firms and now strategic consultancies have been blurring for some time. In many ways, these developments follow the ongoing transformation of the CMO role from one of the grand orchestrator of the organizations' communications efforts to a more fundamental role as a strategic driver of growth and enterprise value ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. AMD Bridges Gap Between PC, Next-Gen Consoles

    AMD is blurring the lines between PC and consoles.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Tom's Hardware


  1. "I'm sure you don't want people to conclude that there is really no distinction between the 'news' as reported on NBC and the 'opinion' as reported on MSNBC, despite the increasing blurring of those lines," Gillespie said.
    on May 20, 2008 By: Ed Gillespie Source: FOXNews

  2. Foxx said in a statement that he expects the radio network, which will launch in the spring, to "break new ground in comedy, blurring the lines between stand-up, sketch and music."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Jamie Foxx Source:

  3. Some fresh images of Manhattan were released last night, and on the LatLong Blog, Andrea Frome wrote, "We're also taking this opportunity to test our new face-blurring technology on the busy streets of Manhattan. This effort has been a year in the...
    on May 13, 2008 By: Andrea Source: WebProNews (blog)

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