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matte

a dull finish, as on glass, metal, or paper: a glossy or matte photo
Not to be confused with:
mat – a flat piece of material used to place under an object, such as a dish; a floor pad: a doormat
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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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matte

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Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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mat

also matte
adjective
Lacking gloss and luster:
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