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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 matte /ˈmæt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Matte n.
 1. Metallurgy 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.
 2. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a
            photograph with a matte finish" [syn: flat, mat, matt,
      n 1: a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are
      2: the property of having little or no contrast; lacking
         highlights or gloss [syn: flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness,
          mat, matt]
      v : change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The
          fabric felted up after several washes" [syn: felt, felt
          up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, mat]