Origin of matteFrench from dialect, dialectal mate, a lump, probably ultimately from Classical Latin matta, mat
- The definition of matte is a dull or not shiny finish.
An example of matte is a photograph without a glossy finish.
- Matte is defined as a mixture sulfides that come from melting sulfide ores from metals such as copper, lead and nickel.
An example of matte is the mixture that is left after melting copper and removing its impurities.
Origin of mattevariant, variety of mat
- Variant of mat2
- 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.
- A kind of paint that dries to a dull finish.
Origin of matteFrench curdled milk, matte from feminine of obsolete mat compact from Old French dull from Latin mattus stupefied ; see mat 2.
- (art, photography) A decorative border around a picture
- The image is a perfect square of 8 cm (with white matte border the total dimensions are 14 cm tall by 11 cm wide).
- (film) A background, often painted or created with computers
- Matte painting is a tool that filmmakers can use to create a scene that is either too impractical, too costly or simply too impossible to achieve with conventional cinematographic means.
- (pyrometallurgy) The molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals
- In America the usual method is to roast ores or concentrates so that the matte yielded by either the reverberatory or cupola furnace will run from 45 to 50% in copper, and then to transfer to the Bessemer converter, which blows it up to 99%.
- As the matte contains on an average o.
- Ores are smelted raw if the fall of matte (metallic sulphide) does not exceed 5%; otherwise they are subjected to a preliminary oxidizing roast to expel the sulphur, unless they run too high in silver, say 100 oz.
- The slag and matte formed float upon the lead in the crucible and are tapped, usually together, at intervals into slag-pots, where the heavy matter settles on the bottom and the light slag on the top. When cold they are readily separated by a blow from a hammer.
- The leading products of the blast-furnace are argentiferous lead (base bullion), matte, slag and flue-dust (fine particles of charge and volatilized metal carried out of the furnace by the ascending gas current).