Definitions for closure

Definitions for (noun) closure

Main entry: closedown, closing, closure, shutdown

Definition: termination of operations

Usage: they regretted the closure of the day care center

Main entry: closing, closure

Definition: approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap

Usage: the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision

Main entry: occlusion, closure, blockage

Definition: the act of blocking

Main entry: block, blockage, closure, stop, stoppage, occlusion

Definition: an obstruction in a pipe or tube

Usage: we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

Main entry: closure, settlement, resolution

Definition: something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

Usage: they finally reached a settlement with the union; they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences; he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure

Main entry: law of closure, closure

Definition: 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

Main entry: closure, cloture, gag law, gag rule

Definition: a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

Definitions for (verb) closure

Main entry: closure, cloture

Definition: terminate debate by calling for a vote

Usage: debate was closured; cloture the discussion

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