Noun or adjective?
User:Paul G, you mentioned in your note that you thought this might be a proper noun. Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster say it is an adjective, Scrabble.com says it is a noun (the Scrabble officials happen to be quite intent on keeping proper nouns out of the Scrabble Dictionary).—This unsigned comment was added by Adam Katz (talk • contribs) at 10:59, 17 November 2004.
- The plural "clozes" can be found, so it's a noun. As an adjective, it would be attributive use of the noun, like "tractor" in "tractor parts"; it's not comparable or anything. Equinox ◑ 05:42, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Wikipedia article Cloze test says that "the word cloze is derived from closure in Gestalt theory". EtymOnline also lists "closure" as the origin. So if nobody objects, I will change the etymology section to mention this origin instead of the current one ("From close, with s changed to the phonetically identical z."). --Waldir (talk) 09:13, 27 November 2016 (UTC)