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What is the meaning of ""partial cloaks" in this sentence?

Partial cloaks that work like sophisticated camouflage -rather like the alien in the 1987 movie Predator — might be achievable.

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    Please tell us the context for the sentence (where you found it). Dec 2, 2023 at 11:02

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A partial cloak is something which hides (cloaks) an object incompletely (partially).

In the movie Predator, the alien could make itself almost invisible. Here it is in a tree: the camouflage is good, but its shape can still be made out, especially if you know what to look for.

Screencap from Predator showing the alien's cloaking

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  • There's a Wikipedia page on cloaking devices which uses the word partially. Apparently some such things exist e.g. video here, although nothing to match science fiction.
    – Stuart F
    Dec 2, 2023 at 12:02

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