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 closure closure

noun

  • ( ) approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap  ( closing, closure )
    approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
     the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
    the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
  • termination of operations  ( closedown, closing, closure, shutdown )
    termination of operations
     they regretted the closure of the day care center
    they regretted the closure of the day care center
  • the act of blocking  ( blockage, closure, occlusion )
    the act of blocking
  • an obstruction in a pipe or tube  ( block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage )
    an obstruction in a pipe or tube
     we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
    we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
  • something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making  ( closure, resolution, settlement )
    something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
     they finally reached a settlement with the union
    they finally reached a settlement with the union
     they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences
    they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences
     he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure
    he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure
  • a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric  ( closure, law of closure )
    a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric
  • a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body  ( closure, cloture, gag law, gag rule )
    a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  • verb

  • terminate debate by calling for a vote  ( closure, cloture )
    terminate debate by calling for a vote
     debate was closured
    debate was closured
     cloture the discussion
    cloture the discussion


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