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closure

closure - Dictionary definition and meaning for word closure

Definition
(noun) approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
Synonyms : closing
Example Sentence
  • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision

Definition
(noun) a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
Synonyms : cloture , gag law , gag rule

Definition
(noun) 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
Synonyms : law of closure

Definition
(noun) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
Synonyms : resolution , settlement
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
Synonyms : block , blockage , occlusion , stop , stoppage
Example Sentence
  • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

Definition
(noun) the act of blocking
Synonyms : blockage , occlusion

Definition
(noun) termination of operations
Synonyms : closedown , closing , shutdown
Example Sentence
  • they regretted the closure of the day care center

Definition
(verb) terminate debate by calling for a vote
Synonyms : cloture
Example Sentence
  • debate was closured
  • cloture the discussion

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