an often duplicitously undisclosed plan or motive.
a hidden motive or intention behind an overt action, policy, etc
- Hidden flag
(scientific computation) An extra option added to a routine without changing the calling sequence. For example, instead of adding an explicit input variable to instruct a routine to give extra diagnostic output, the programmer might just add a test for some otherwise meaningless feature of the existing inputs, such as a negative mass. The use […]
- Hidden hand
noun 1. an unknown force or influence believed to be the cause of certain, often unfortunate, events
[hid-n-ahyt] /ˈhɪd nˌaɪt/ noun, Mineralogy. 1. a rare, transparent variety of spodumene, colored yellow-green to emerald-green by chromium: used as a gem. /ˈhɪdəˌnaɪt/ noun 1. a green transparent variety of the mineral spodumene, used as a gemstone
[hid-n] /ˈhɪd n/ adjective 1. concealed; obscure; covert: hidden meaning; hidden hostility. verb 2. past participle of 1 . /ˈhɪdən/ verb 1. a past participle of hide1 adjective 2. concealed or obscured: a hidden cave, a hidden meaning adj. past participle of hide (v.1); a Middle English formation (Old English had gehydd “hidden”) on the […]