Gloss

• (v. t.) To give a specious appearance to; to render specious and plausible; to palliate by specious explanation. • (v. t.) To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth. • (n.) A false or specious explanation. • (n.) Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; pol...
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gloss

(from the article `papermaking`) ...of paper. The broad term finish refers to the general surface characteristics of the sheet. Smoothness refers to the absence of surface ...
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gloss

(from the article `Romance languages`) From the 7th century onward, consciousness of linguistic change was strong enough to prompt scribes to gloss little-known words in earlier Latin ...
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Gloss

- The amount of light reflected by the surface of the paper, relative to the smoothness of the paper.
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gloss

1. Bbrightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; polish; as, the gloss of silk; cloth is calendered to give it a gloss. 'It is no part . . . To set on the face of this cause any fairer gloss than the naked truth doth afford.' (Hooker) ... 2. A specious appearance; superficial quality or show. 'To me more dear, congenial to my he...
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gloss

verb provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; `He annotated on what his teacher had written`
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gloss

noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
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Gloss

[annotation] A gloss (from glossa, from γλῶσσα glóssa `language`) is a brief marginal notation of the meaning of a word or wording in a text. It may be in the language of the text, or in the reader`s language if that is different. A collection of glosses is a glossary. A collection of medieval legal glosses, made by so-called glossa...
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Gloss

[optics] Gloss is an optical property of a surface to reflect light in a specular (mirror-like) direction. It is one of a number of important parameters that are used to describe the visual appearance of an object. The factors that affect gloss are the refractive index of the material, the angle of incident light and the surface topography....
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Gloss

[paint] Paint and other finishes come in a variety of finish gloss levels, which correspond to different levels of specular reflection. Common names for levels of gloss, from the most dull to the most shiny, are: flat, matte, eggshell, satin, silk, semi-gloss and high gloss. These terms are not standardized, and not all manufacturers use al...
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Gloss

Gloss (glŏs) noun [ Confer Icelandic glossi a blaze, glys finery, Middle High German glosen to glow, German glosten to glimmer; perhaps akin to English glass .] 1. Brightness or luster of a body proceeding from a smooth surface; polish; as, the glo...
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Gloss

Gloss intransitive verb 1. To make comments; to comment; to explain. Dryden. 2. To make sly remarks, or insinuations. Prior.
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Gloss

Gloss noun [ Middle English glose , French glose , Latin glossa a difficult word needing explanation, from Greek ... tongue, language, word needing explanation. Confer Gloze , Glossary , Glottis .] 1. A foreign, archaic, technical, or other uncommon w...
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Gloss

Gloss transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Glossed ; present participle & verbal noun Glossing .] To give a superficial luster or gloss to; to make smooth and shining; as, to gloss cloth. « The glossed and gl...
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Gloss

A high-sheen paint.
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Gloss

A surface lustre
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Gloss

A surface lustre
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GLOSS

acronym: Global Sea-Level Observing System (IOC)
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Gloss

An additional parameter to consider when determining a color standard, along with hue, value, chroma, the texture of a material and whether the material has metallic or pearlescent qualities. Gloss is an additional tolerance that may be specified in the Munsell Color Tolerance Set. The general rule for evaluating the gloss of a color sample is the ...
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gloss

brillo, gloss
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Gloss

Characteristic of paper, ink, or varnish that reflects relatively large amounts of light.
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Gloss

Consider the light reflecting on various objects in the printing industry (e.g., paper, ink, laminates, UV coating, varnish).
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gloss

Gloss can refer to the reflectivity of paper itself or the the printed result on it.
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Gloss

Gloss is the brightness or lustre of a surface, that is the extent to which it reflects light. In painting, lustre ranges from flat (the absence of gloss) through eggshell sheens and semi-gloss to full gloss.
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gloss

gloss [Gr.,=tongue], explanatory note on a word or words of a text, usually written between the lines or in a margin of a manuscript. In copying a manuscript, a copyist sometimes incorporated a gloss in the text, so that the copy departed from the original. The gloss may be in a language different f...
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