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Matte vs. Mat: Difference and Comparison

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Matte vs. Mat

Difference Between Matte and Mat

Matte vs. Mat Definitions

Matte

Variant of mat2.
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Mat

A flat piece of coarse fabric or other material used for wiping one's shoes or feet, or in various other forms as a floor covering.
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Matte

An opaque border or pattern placed between a source of light and a photosensitive surface to prevent exposure of specified portions of the surface.
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Mat

A small flat piece of decorated material placed under a lamp, dish of food, or other object.
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Matte

A map specifying how two electronic images of the same size and shape are to be cropped for combination into a single image.
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Mat

(Sports) A floor pad to protect athletes, as in wrestling or gymnastics.
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Matte

A kind of paint that dries to a dull finish.
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Mat

A densely woven or thickly tangled mass
a mat of hair.
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Matte

A mixture of a metal with its sulfides, produced by smelting the sulfide ores of copper, lead, or nickel.
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Mat

The solid part of a lace design.
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Matte

Having a dull finish.
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Mat

A heavy woven net of rope or wire cable placed over a blasting site to keep debris from scattering.
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Matte

A decorative border around a picture used to inset and center the contents of a frame.
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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Mat

A decorative border placed around a picture to serve as a frame or provide contrast between the picture and the frame.
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Matte

(cinema) A background, often painted or created with computers
Matte painting is a tool that filmmakers can use to create a scene that is impossible to achieve with conventional cinematographic means.
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Mat

A dull, often rough finish, as of paint, glass, metal, or paper.
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Matte

(pyrometallurgy) The molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals.
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Mat

A special tool for producing such a surface or finish.
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Matte

(American spelling) Dull; not reflective of light.
Flat or matte paint allows a deep color expression on the walls while also hiding flaws that may be inherent on the painted surface.
a matte lipstick
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Mat

(Printing) See matrix.
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Matte

A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating the metal from associated iron ores, and called coarse metal, fine metal, etc., according to the grade of fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color.
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Mat

To cover, protect, or decorate with mats or a mat.
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Matte

A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is purposely deprived of gloss.
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Mat

To pack or interweave into a thick mass
High winds matted the leaves against the base of the fence.
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Matte

Having a dull, lusterless surface finish; opposed to glossy or polished; as, a matte photograph; a proof coin with matte figures on a polished field.
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Mat

To be packed or interwoven into a thick mass; become entangled.
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Matte

a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
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Mat

To put a mat around (a picture).
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Matte

the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
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Mat

To produce a dull finish on.
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Matte

change texture so as to become matted and felt-like;
The fabric felted up after several washes
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Mat

Variant of matte1.
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Matte

not reflecting light; not glossy;
flat wall paint
a photograph with a matte finish
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Mat

A flat piece of coarse material used for wiping one’s feet, or as a decorative or protective floor covering.
Wipe your feet on the mat before coming in.
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Mat

A small flat piece of material used to protect a surface from anything hot or rough; a coaster.
They put mats on the table during mealtimes.
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Mat

(athletics) A floor pad to protect athletes.
The high jumper cleared the bar and landed safely on the mat.
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Mat

A thickly tangled mess.
a mat of weeds
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Mat

A thin layer of woven, non-woven, or knitted fiber that serves as reinforcement to a material.
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Mat

A thin surface layer; superficial cover.
Iceland moss growing in a mat
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Mat

(coppersmithing) An alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc.; white metal.
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Mat

abbreviation of matinee
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Mat

A material or component needed for a crafting recipe.
To make a luck potion, you need several rare herbs as mats.
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Mat

(transitive) To cover, protect or decorate with mats.
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Mat

(intransitive) To form a thick, tangled mess; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
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Mat

A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.
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Mat

A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room to protect its surface, and for other purposes.
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Mat

Any similar flat object made of fabric or other material, such as rubber or plastic, placed flat on a surface for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.
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Mat

Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture; as, a mat of weeds; a mat of hair.
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Mat

An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype.
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Mat

Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain.
When he saw them so piteous and so maat.
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Mat

To cover or lay with mats.
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Mat

To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair.
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Mat

To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat, as hair when wetted with a sticky substance; as, a long-haired cat whose fur is matted.
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Mat

a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
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Mat

mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
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Mat

sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
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Mat

a master's degree in teaching
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Mat

the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
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Mat

a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
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Mat

twist together or entwine into a confusing mass;
The child entangled the cord
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Mat

change texture so as to become matted and felt-like;
The fabric felted up after several washes
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Mat

not reflecting light; not glossy;
flat wall paint
a photograph with a matte finish
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