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cloze

[ klohz ]
/ kloʊz /
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adjective

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

a cloze procedure or test.

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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
close, clothes, cloze
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