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matte



Pronunciation: (mat), [key]
adj., n., v., mat•ted, mat•ting.


adj.
having a dull or lusterless surface: matte paint; a matte complexion; a photograph with a matte finish.

n.
1. a dull or dead surface, often slightly roughened, as on metals, paint, paper, or glass.
2. a tool for producing such a surface.
3. Metall.an unfinished metallic product of the smelting of certain sulfide ores, esp. those of copper.
4. Motion Pictures.See matte shot.

v.t.
to finish with a matte surface. Also,mat,matt.

matte



Pronunciation: (mat), [key]
n. Mining.
a mass of timber caved beneath overburden so as to cushion the fall of the overburden and separate it from mineral to be extracted beneath.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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