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 for matte
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Matte \Matte\ (m[a^]t), n. [F. matte; cf. F. mat, masc., matte,
     fem., faint, dull, dim; -- said of metals. See Mate
     1. (Metallurgy) A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by
        alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating
        the metal from associated iron ores, and called coarse
        metal, fine metal, etc., according to the grade of
        fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but
        on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf
        is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is
        purposely deprived of gloss.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  matte \matte\ (m[a^]t), a.
     Having a dull, lusterless surface finish; opposed to glossy
     or polished; as, a matte photograph; a proof coin with matte
     figures on a polished field.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a
             photograph with a matte finish" [syn: flat, mat,
             matt, matte, matted]
      n 1: a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores
           are smelted
      2: the property of having little or no contrast; lacking
         highlights or gloss [syn: flatness, lusterlessness,
         lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte]
      v 1: change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The
           fabric felted up after several washes" [syn: felt, felt
           up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "matte":
     Photostat, Xerox, Xerox copy, blowup, blueprint, contact printing,
     cyanotype, enlargement, glossy, hologram, lantern slide, microcopy,
     microprint, photocopy, photogravure, photostatic copy, positive,
     print, projection printing, semi-matte, slide, transparency

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