Meaning of matte

matte

Pronunciation: (mat), [key]
— adj., n., v., mat•ted, mat•ting.
—adj.
  1. 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. an unfinished metallic product of the smelting of certain sulfide ores, esp. those of copper.
  4. See
—v.t.
  1. to finish with a matte surface.

matte

Pronunciation: (mat), [key]
— n. Mining.
  1. 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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