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clo·sure

 (klō′zhər)
n.
1. The act of closing or the state of being closed: closure of an incision.
2. Something that closes or shuts.
3.
a. A bringing to an end; a conclusion: finally brought the project to closure.
b. A feeling of finality or resolution, especially after a traumatic experience: sought closure in returning to the scene of the accident.
4. See cloture.
5. The property of being mathematically closed.
tr.v. clo·sured, clo·sur·ing, clo·sures
To cloture (a debate).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin clausūra, fortress, lock, from clausus, enclosed; see close. Sense 4, translation of French clôture.]

closure

(ˈkləʊʒə)
n
1. the act of closing or the state of being closed
2. an end or conclusion
3. something that closes or shuts, such as a cap or seal for a container
4. (Parliamentary Procedure) (in a deliberative body) a procedure by which debate may be halted and an immediate vote taken. See also cloture, guillotine, gag rule
5. chiefly
a. the resolution of a significant event or relationship in a person's life
b. a sense of contentment experienced after such a resolution
6. (Geological Science) geology the vertical distance between the crest of an anticline and the lowest contour that surrounds it
7. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the obstruction of the breath stream at some point along the vocal tract, such as the complete occlusion preliminary to the articulation of a stop
8. (Logic) logic
a. the closed sentence formed from a given open sentence by prefixing universal or existential quantifiers to bind all its free variables
b. the process of forming such a closed sentence
9. (Mathematics) maths
a. the smallest closed set containing a given set
b. the operation of forming such a set
10. (Psychology) psychol the tendency, first noted by Gestalt psychologists, to see an incomplete figure like a circle with a gap in it as more complete than it is
vb
(Parliamentary Procedure) (tr) (in a deliberative body) to end (debate) by closure
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin clausūra bar, from Latin claudere to close]

clo•sure

(ˈkloʊ ʒər)

n., v. -sured, -sur•ing. n.
1. the act of closing; the state of being closed.
2. a bringing to an end; conclusion.
3. something that closes or shuts.
4. a blockage of the flow of air by contact between vocal organs in producing a sound.
5. a cloture.
6. the property of being closed with respect to a particular mathematical operation.
7.
a. the tendency to see an entire figure even though the picture of it is incomplete, based primarily on the viewer's past experience.
b. a sense of certainty or completeness: a need for closure.
8. Obs. something that encloses; enclosure.
v.t.
9. to cloture.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin clausūra. See close, -ure]

closure

In transportation, the process of a unit arriving at a specified location. It begins when the first element arrives at a designated location, e.g., port of entry and/or port of departure, intermediate stops, or final destination, and ends when the last element does likewise. For the purposes of studies and command post exercises, a unit is considered essentially closed after 95 percent of its movement requirements for personnel and equipment are completed.

closure


Past participle: closured
Gerund: closuring

Imperative
closure
closure
Present
I closure
you closure
he/she/it closures
we closure
you closure
they closure
Preterite
I closured
you closured
he/she/it closured
we closured
you closured
they closured
Present Continuous
I am closuring
you are closuring
he/she/it is closuring
we are closuring
you are closuring
they are closuring
Present Perfect
I have closured
you have closured
he/she/it has closured
we have closured
you have closured
they have closured
Past Continuous
I was closuring
you were closuring
he/she/it was closuring
we were closuring
you were closuring
they were closuring
Past Perfect
I had closured
you had closured
he/she/it had closured
we had closured
you had closured
they had closured
Future
I will closure
you will closure
he/she/it will closure
we will closure
you will closure
they will closure
Future Perfect
I will have closured
you will have closured
he/she/it will have closured
we will have closured
you will have closured
they will have closured
Future Continuous
I will be closuring
you will be closuring
he/she/it will be closuring
we will be closuring
you will be closuring
they will be closuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been closuring
you have been closuring
he/she/it has been closuring
we have been closuring
you have been closuring
they have been closuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been closuring
you will have been closuring
he/she/it will have been closuring
we will have been closuring
you will have been closuring
they will have been closuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been closuring
you had been closuring
he/she/it had been closuring
we had been closuring
you had been closuring
they had been closuring
Conditional
I would closure
you would closure
he/she/it would closure
we would closure
you would closure
they would closure
Past Conditional
I would have closured
you would have closured
he/she/it would have closured
we would have closured
you would have closured
they would have closured

closure

The closing of a surgical incision immediately after surgery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
coming, approach, approaching - the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
2.closure - a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
closure by compartment, guillotine - closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
3.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
Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization - a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization
4.closure - something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "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"
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
5.closure - an obstruction in a pipe or tubeclosure - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
breech closer, breechblock - a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
impedimenta, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment - any structure that makes progress difficult
plug, stopple, stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
vapor lock, vapour lock - a stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)
6.closure - the act of blockingclosure - the act of blocking      
obstruction - the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice"
implosion - the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
7.closure - termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
plant closing - act of shutting down operation of a plant
bank closing - act of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure
layoff - the act of laying off an employee or a work force
Verb1.closure - terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "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"

closure

noun closing, end, finish, conclusion, stoppage, termination, cessation the closure of the Ravenscraig steelworks

closure

noun
Translations
إِغْلَاقإغلاق، إقْفال
uzávěruzavřenízavření
afslutninglukningnedlukning
sulkeminen
zatvaranje
lokun
閉鎖
종결
uždarymas
slēgšana
domknięciezamknięcie
uzavretie
avslutninghölje
การปิด
kapa makapanış
sự đóng kín

closure

[ˈkləʊʒəʳ] N
1. (= close-down) → cierre m
2. (= end) → fin m, conclusión f
3. (Parl) → clausura f

closure

[ˈkləʊʒər] n
(= closing) → fermeture f
(psychological) to get closure on sth, to achieve closure on sth → tourner la page sur qch

closure

n
(= act of closing)Schließung f; (of road)Sperrung f; (of wound, incision)Schließen nt; (of factory, mine etc also)Stilllegung f
(Parl) → Schluss mder Debatte; to move the closureden Schluss der Debatte beantragen; to apply the closure to a debatedas Ende einer Debatte erklären

closure

[ˈkləʊʒəʳ] nchiusura

closure

(ˈkləuʒə) noun
an act of closing. the closure of a factory.

closure

إِغْلَاق uzavření lukning Schließung κλείσιμο cierre sulkeminen fermeture zatvaranje chiusura 閉鎖 종결 sluiting avslutning zamknięcie encerramento, fechamento закрытие avslutning การปิด kapanış sự đóng kín 关闭

clo·sure

n. acto de cerrar o sellar; encierro.

closure

n (psych) cierre m emocional, sensación f de conclusión; (surg) cierre m; vacuum-assisted — cierre asistido por vacío
References in classic literature ?
That speech served as closure to this solemn and terrible evening.
Yet in spite of all these temptations, let me warn my cousin Elizabeth, and yourself, of what evils you may incur by a precipitate closure with this gentleman's proposals, which, of course, you will be inclined to take immediate advantage of.
He had heard from the messenger who summoned him, that it was a gun-shot wound, and had come from his own home, wading through the snow, with his saddle-bags thrown over his arm, while separated arteries, penetrated lungs, and injured vitals were whirling through his brain, as if he were stalking over a field of battle, instead of Judge Temple’s peaceable in closure.
The closure of the eye and the lachrymation are quite involuntary, and so is the disturbance of the heart.
And the village was deserted, the huts gaped black, rotting, all askew within the fallen en- closures.
The closure consists of a tamper-evident lever that opens the can when turned 180 [degrees] in either direction.
R&M Energy Systems offers the Yale[R] SafeGuard Figure 500TM lugless closure for safe, simple and reliable sealing of pipeline and vessel applications.
Complete surgical closure of the nasal cavities for the treatment of atrophic rhinitis was first described by Young in 1967.
Two hundred employees will be affected as Weyerhaeuser confirms permanent closure of the 350,000-ton/yr container board machine in Plymouth, North Carolina.
Tilted chest pockets with hook-and-pile closure, optimized for use with the front opening of the Interceptor body armor's outer tactical vest (OTV)
The council recommended creating a high-level state advisory group to represent the military's interests, and helping community leaders prepare information for the federal government's base closure commission, including creating ``action teams'' to assist communities with bases targeted for closure.