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
- When the former is used it is roasted with calcium sulphate or alkali waste to form a matte which is then blown in a Bessemer converter or heated in a reverberatory furnace with a siliceous flux with the object of forming a rich nickel sulphide.
- The process adopted for the Canadian ores, which are poor in copper and nickel, consists in a preliminary roasting in heaps and smelting in a blast furnace in order to obtain a matte, which is then further smelted with a siliceous flux for a rich matte.
- This rich matte is then mixed with coke and salt-cake and melted down in an open hearth furnace.
- For a wet method of extraction of the matte see Christofle and Bouilhet, French Patent 111591 (1876).
- The roasted ore is then smelted to a mixture of copper and iron sulphides, known as copper " matte " or " coarse-metal," which contains little or no arsenic, antimony or silica.