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the act of closing; bringing to an end; something that closes: The arrest brought closure to the difficult case.
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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: closured
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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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noun closing, end, finish, conclusion, stoppage, termination, cessation the closure of the Ravenscraig steelworks
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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sự đóng kín
1. (= close-down) → cierre m
3. (Parl) → clausura f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= closing) → fermeture f
(psychological) to get closure on sth, to achieve closure on sth → tourner la page sur qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(= act of closing) → Schließung f; (of road) → Sperrung f; (of wound, incision) → Schließen nt; (of factory, mine etc also) → Stilllegung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
closure[ˈkləʊʒəʳ] n → chiusura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
n. acto de cerrar o sellar; encierro.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
closuren (psych) cierre m emocional, sensación f de conclusión; (surg) cierre m; vacuum-assisted — cierre asistido por vacío
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.