cloze

[ klohz ]
/ kloʊz /

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cloze

close, clothes, cloze
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