- pertaining to or being a procedure used to measure comprehension or text difficulty, in which a person is called upon to supply elements that have been systematically deleted from a text.
- a cloze procedure or test.
Origin of cloze
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Examples from the Web for cloze
"Well, mam an' the gals made Wils's weddin' cloze," said Nate reflectively.Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6)
"I'm doing just what these men are doing here in their cloze," answered Rosenbaum.Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6)
And then he changes their sootes of cloze across, and out he walks for change of air.When Ghost Meets Ghost</p>
William Frend De Morgan
See 'im uv er Sunday, wid his 'go-ter-meetin'' cloze on, an' dar wan't no bird could totch 'im fur looks.Diddie, Dumps & Tot
I done had my fun, en now I'm a-settin' out yer lettin' my cloze dry.Nights With Uncle Remus
Joel Chandler Harris
Word Origin and History for cloze
1953, in psychological writing, evidently abstracted from the pronunciation of closure.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper