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[klohz] /kloʊz/
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
1953; back formation from closure (in the sense “the tendency to fill in missing elements based on past experience”), respelling to make it distinct from close
Can be confused
close, clothes, cloze. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A man with that kind o' cloze has no business carrying weapons around in this country.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • "Well, mam an' the gals made Wils's weddin' cloze," said Nate reflectively.

  • And then he changes their sootes of cloze across, and out he walks for change of air.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • Ive been too busy casting an unfavorable eye on your cloze and on the litther you make with your papers.

    Press Cuttings George Bernard Shaw
  • 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 Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle
  • You give her her vittles an' cloze—sech as they was—but do plain vittles an' plain cloze make anybody happy?

    The Bishop and the Boogerman Joel Chandler Harris
  • I done had my fun, en now I'm a-settin' out yer lettin' my cloze dry.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • "I'm doing just what these men are doing here in their cloze," answered Rosenbaum.

Word Origin and History for cloze

1953, in psychological writing, evidently abstracted from the pronunciation of closure.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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