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Baffle

In film, a movable panel that absorbs light and sound in order to minimize unwanted reflections and echoes. A baffle is relevant to marketing because it improves film quality and therefore improves commercials.
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Baffling was not used with either impeller during the study of impeller off-bottom clearance.
In a nutshell: Beautiful but baffling film continues French filmmaker Claire Denis' look at foreignness in a sensual world.
Photo Opportunity #1: 4/25 at 1:30 pm sharp, Troop 59 scouts will carry in beaver baffling equipment from Route 42 through the woods and load it into a boat for transport to the dam.
I find it baffling to find that when a team is odds-on to beat another, ie Manchester United to beat Liverpool on May 5 (4-5 with Ladbrokes and 4-6 Stanley), the odds for either team to be winning at half-time and for the result to be a draw are consistently the same, ie 16-1 Ladbrokes United half-time/draw full-time 16-1 Liverpool half-time/draw full-time.
For those who've figured out that the meaning of existence can be baffling even for people past puberty, though, Far Side of the Moon is a sometimes lumpy but often beautiful study of a wayward life.
No one there could solve it, so it went to the CIA and finally ended up baffling the combined communications brains of Nasa.
Smooth baffling is a viable compromise when a high degree of mixing action is required, but standard baffles are not allowed.
No matter what the Sparks do - earn the best record in the league, win all their home games, produce All-Stars - they can't seem to draw the large crowds when it counts the most and that is baffling to the top-seeded team in the playoffs.
POLICE were sifting through new clues yesterday after the Sunday People offered a pounds 10,000 reward for information on some of Britain's most baffling murders.
The magnetic field: The finding that Uranus even has a magnetic field resolved a baffling riddle, which had been fueled by earth-based satellite observations showing what seemed to be an aurora (presumed signs of a field) while Voyager's radioastronomy instrument kept falling to pick up radio emissions that should also have been present.
The official decision to ignore David's public-spirited action is baffling.