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matte 1

 (măt)
n.
1. Variant of mat2..
2.
a. An opaque border or pattern placed between a source of light and a photosensitive surface to prevent exposure of specified portions of the surface.
b. A map specifying how two electronic images of the same size and shape are to be cropped for combination into a single image.
3. A kind of paint that dries to a dull finish.
adj. also mat
Having a dull finish.

matte 2

 (măt)
n.
A mixture of a metal with its sulfides, produced by smelting the sulfide ores of copper, lead, or nickel.

[French, curdled milk, matte, from feminine of obsolete mat, compact, from Old French, dull, from Latin mattus, stupefied; see mat2.]

matte

(mæt)
n
(Metallurgy) an impure fused material consisting of metal sulphides produced during the smelting of a sulphide ore
[C19: from French]

matte

(mæt)
n
1. (Film) films television a mask used to blank out part of an image so that another image can be superimposed
2. (Broadcasting) films television a mask used to blank out part of an image so that another image can be superimposed

matte

or mat

(mæt)

adj., n., v. mat•ted or matt•ed, mat•ting or matt•ing. adj.
1. having a dull or lusterless surface: matte paint.
n.
2. a dull surface, as on metals, paint, paper, or glass.
3. a tool for producing such a surface.
4. an unfinished metallic product of the smelting of certain sulfide ores, as copper.
v.t.
5. to finish with a matte surface.
[1640–50; < French mat (masculine), matte (feminine), Old French < Late Latin mattus moist, soft, perhaps « Latin madēre to be wet]

matte


Past participle: matted
Gerund: matting

Imperative
matte
matte
Present
I matte
you matte
he/she/it mattes
we matte
you matte
they matte
Preterite
I matted
you matted
he/she/it matted
we matted
you matted
they matted
Present Continuous
I am matting
you are matting
he/she/it is matting
we are matting
you are matting
they are matting
Present Perfect
I have matted
you have matted
he/she/it has matted
we have matted
you have matted
they have matted
Past Continuous
I was matting
you were matting
he/she/it was matting
we were matting
you were matting
they were matting
Past Perfect
I had matted
you had matted
he/she/it had matted
we had matted
you had matted
they had matted
Future
I will matte
you will matte
he/she/it will matte
we will matte
you will matte
they will matte
Future Perfect
I will have matted
you will have matted
he/she/it will have matted
we will have matted
you will have matted
they will have matted
Future Continuous
I will be matting
you will be matting
he/she/it will be matting
we will be matting
you will be matting
they will be matting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been matting
you have been matting
he/she/it has been matting
we have been matting
you have been matting
they have been matting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been matting
you will have been matting
he/she/it will have been matting
we will have been matting
you will have been matting
they will have been matting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been matting
you had been matting
he/she/it had been matting
we had been matting
you had been matting
they had been matting
Conditional
I would matte
you would matte
he/she/it would matte
we would matte
you would matte
they would matte
Past Conditional
I would have matted
you would have matted
he/she/it would have matted
we would have matted
you would have matted
they would have matted

matte

Referee’s call for a temporary halt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matte - a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
mixture - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
sparkle metal - matte that has 74 percent copper
2.matte - the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
dullness - a lack of visual brightness; "the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea"
Verb1.matte - change texture so as to become matted and felt-likematte - change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
Adj.1.matte - not reflecting lightmatte - not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"

mat

also matte
adjective
Lacking gloss and luster:
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