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Meaning of stealth

stealth

Pronunciation: (stelth), [key]
— n.
  1. secret, clandestine, or surreptitious procedure.
  2. a furtive departure or entrance.
    1. an act of stealing; theft.
    2. the thing stolen; booty.
  3. (cap.)a U.S. Air Force project involving a range of technologies, with the purpose of developing aircraft that are difficult to detect by sight, sound, radar, and infrared energy.
—adj.
  1. surreptitious; secret; not openly acknowledged: a stealth hiring of the competitor's CEO; the stealth issue of the Presidential race.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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