Synonyms for closure

Synonyms for (noun) closure

Synonyms: closedown, closing, closure, shutdown

Definition: termination of operations

Usage: they regretted the closure of the day care center

Similar words: termination, conclusion, ending

Definition: the act of ending something

Usage: the termination of the agreement


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: coming, approach, approaching

Definition: the act of drawing spatially closer to something

Usage: the hunter's approach scattered the geese


Synonyms: occlusion, closure, blockage

Definition: the act of blocking

Similar words: obstruction

Definition: the act of obstructing

Usage: obstruction of justice


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, impediment, impedimenta

Definition: any structure that makes progress difficult


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: deciding, decision making

Definition: the cognitive process of reaching a decision

Usage: a good executive must be good at decision making


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization

Definition: a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization


Synonyms: closure, cloture, gag law, gag rule

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

Similar words: rules of order, order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure

Definition: a body of rules followed by an assembly

Synonyms for (verb) closure

Synonyms: closure, cloture

Definition: terminate debate by calling for a vote

Usage: debate was closured; cloture the discussion

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I