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Definition of Garble

Babylon English

distort, jumble, mix up, confuse; misrepresent, falsify
Garble Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices.
  
(v. t.)
To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
  
(n.)
Refuse; rubbish.
  
(n.)
Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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garble
\gar"ble\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. garbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. garbling.] [formerly, to pick out, sort, of. grabeler, for garbeler to examine precisely, garble spices, fr. ll. garbellare to sift; cf. sp. garbillar to sift, garbillo a coarse sieve, l. cribellum, dim. of cribrum sieve, akin to cernere to separate, sift (cf. e. discern); or perh. rather from ar. gharbāl, gharbil, sieve.]
1. to sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices. [obs.]
2. to pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
garble
\gar"ble\, n. 1. refuse; rubbish. [obs.] --wolcott.
2. pl. impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings.
garble
v : make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story [syn: falsify, distort, warp]



Anagram
      gabler
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1. To mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible.
2. To scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission.
3. Archaic. To sort out; cull.
noun:The act or an instance of garbling

WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
(synonym) falsify, distort, warp
(hypernym) misrepresent, belie
(hyponym) mangle, mutilate, murder
Garble Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
An error in transmission, reception, encryption, or decryption that changes the text of a message or any portion thereof in such a manner that it is incorrect or undecryptable.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Garble Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. An error in transmission, reception, encryption, or decryption that changes the text of a message or any portion thereof in such a manner that it is incorrect or undecryptable. [JP1] 2. In a telephone circuit or channel, readily audible but unintelligible interference from another circuit or channel. Note: Garble may, for example, take place in an FDM telephone carrier system in which an interfering signal from another channel or system is demodulated in such a fashion that it has an objectionable audio power level but is nonetheless unintelligible.