from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Based on or being a test of reading comprehension in which the test taker is asked to supply words that have been systematically deleted from a text.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A simplified spelling of close.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. based on or being a test of reading skill using the cloze procedure


Alteration of closure.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From closure ("completion"), with s changed to the phonetically identical z. (Wiktionary)



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  • (n.) exercise of supplying a word that has been omitted from a passage as a test of readability or comprehension. (Reader's Digest Oxford)

    July 26, 2008