cloze
adjective Etymology: by shortening & alteration from closure Date: 1953 of, relating to, or being a test of reading comprehension that involves having the person being tested supply words which have been systematically deleted from a text

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  • cloze — 1953, in psychological writing, abstracted from CLOSURE (Cf. closure) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cloze — [klōz] adj. designating or of a test of comprehension in which blank spaces at regular intervals in a text must be filled in with appropriate words …   English World dictionary

  • cloze — /klohz/, adj. 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. n. 2. a cloze procedure or test. [1953;… …   Universalium

  • cloze — clo·ze s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} accorc. → cloze test {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1975 …   Dizionario italiano

  • cloze — [[t]klo͟ʊz[/t]] clozes N COUNT: usu N n In language teaching, a cloze test is a test in which words are removed from a text and replaced with spaces. The task of the learner is to fill each space with the missing word or a suitable word.… …   English dictionary

  • cloze — n. the exercise of supplying a word that has been omitted from a passage as a test of readability or comprehension (usu. attrib. : cloze test). Etymology: CLOSURE …   Useful english dictionary

  • cloze — noun A form of written examination technique in which candidates are required to provide words that have been omitted from sentences, thereby demonstrating their knowledge and comprehension of the text …   Wiktionary

  • cloze — [[t]kloʊz[/t]] adj. ling. of or designating a procedure for measuring comprehension or text difficulty by requiring the reader to supply elements that have been deleted from a text • Etymology: 1953; from closure …   From formal English to slang

  • cloze test — [ˈkləuz test US ˈklouz ] n a test in which words have been removed from a short piece of writing, and students have to write what they think are the correct words in the empty spaces …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cloze test — [ klouz ,test ] noun count a test in which students write missing words in the spaces provided in a piece of writing to show that they understand it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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