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cloze

[klohz]
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adjective
  1. 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.
noun
  1. 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 confusedclose clothes cloze
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Word Origin and History for clozes

cloze

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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