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cloze

[klohz] /kloʊz/
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
2.
a cloze procedure or test.
Origin
1953
1953; back formation from closure ( def 10 ), respelling to make it distinct from close
Can be confused
close, cloth, clothe, clothes, cloze (see synonym study at close)
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  • Sample forms are provided to demonstrate the use of the cloze technique and observational techniques.
  • The test uses two distinct item formats: true-false items and modified cloze items with two options.
  • The test is a modified version of the cloze procedure.
Word Origin and History for cloze
n.

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

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