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Dictionary definition for: Mat

1. (n) a thick flat pad used as a floor covering

2. (v) twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"

3. (s) not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint" "a photograph with a matte finish"

4. (n) mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture

5. (v) change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"

6. (n) sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports

7. (n) a master''s degree in teaching

8. (n) the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

9. (n) a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it

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