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the act of closing; bringing to an end; something that closes: The arrest brought closure to the difficult case.
1. The act of closing or the state of being closed: closure of an incision.
2. Something that closes or shuts.
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.]
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
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
(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]
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.
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.
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.
Past participle: closured
The closing of a surgical incision immediately after surgery.
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|Noun||1.||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"|
|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
|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|
|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"|
|5.||closure - 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
|6.||closure - 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"|
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
|Verb||1.||closure - terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"|
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(= act of closing) → Schließung f; (of road) → Sperrung f; (of wound, incision) → Schließen nt; (of factory, mine etc also) → Stilllegung f
closure[ˈkləʊʒəʳ] n → chiusura
an act of closing. the closure of a factory. sluiting إغلاق، إقْفال затваряне encerramento (u)zavření die Stillegung nedlukning κλείσιμοcierre sulgemine بستن sulkeutuminen, päättäminen fermetureסגירה समापन zatvaranje bezárás penutupan lokun chiusura 閉鎖 폐쇄 uždarymas slēgšana penutupan sluitingstenging, lukkingzamknięcie پاى: دبحث ختمونه (په شوراكى) او درايو اخيستنه، پايله encerramento închidere закрытие uzavretie zaprtje zatvaranje stängning การยุติ kapama 關閉 закриття بند کرنے کا عمل sự đóng kín; sự bế mạc 关闭
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
n. acto de cerrar o sellar; encierro.