Matte meaning

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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.

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The definition of matte is a dull or not shiny finish.

An example of matte is a photograph without a glossy finish.

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A kind of paint that dries to a dull finish.
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Having a dull finish.
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A mixture of a metal with its sulfides, produced by smelting the sulfide ores of copper, lead, or nickel.
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An impure mixture of sulfides that is produced in smelting the sulfide ores of copper, nickel, lead, etc.
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A dull surface or finish, often roughened.
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Not shiny or glossy; dull.
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(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).

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(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.

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(pyrometallurgy) The molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals.
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Flat or matte paint allows a deep color expression on the walls while also hiding flaws that may be inherent on the painted surface.

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Origin of matte

  • French curdled milk, matte from feminine of obsolete mat compact from Old French dull from Latin mattus stupefied mat2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition