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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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cloze

n.

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

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