- 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 matteFrench ; from dialect, dialectal mate, a lump, probably ultimately ; from Classical Latin matta, mat
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 mat2.
- (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