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What is "Matte" - Definition & Explanation

Lacks luster or gloss and has a usually smooth even surface free from shine or highlights.
A type of finish or fabric style with a flat, non-shiny look.
A dull or rough surface, lacking gloss or luster, such that more light is reflected to the eye and colors appear less dense.
A dull, clear coating applied to printed materials for protection or appearance.
A flat, not glossy surface finish.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A number, derived from the number of warp (or weft) threads per unit length and the linear density of the yarns, that indicates the extent to which the area of a woven fabric is covered by the warp...
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A yarn with two different staple or filament components: A plied yarn constructed of two different singles yarns. A core-spun or other wrapped yarn. A filament yarn combining two types of...
Fabrics that contain fluorescent materials in order to make the wearer visible in dim and dark lights. These fabrics have the ability to reflect on-coming lights, which cause them to glow in the...
The physical parts of the zipper are: scoop teeth, chain, lock, pull tape, and slider. Zippers used in industrial clothing are metal or brass. Plastic zippers are used typical apparel garments....

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