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Definition 1: termination of operations - [noun denoting act]

Samples where closing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they regretted the closure of the day care center

Synonyms for closing in the sense of this definition

(closing is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of closing ) act of shutting down operation of a plant

(... is a kind of closing ) act of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure

(... is a kind of closing ) the act of laying off an employee or a work force

Definition 2: the act of closing something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for closing in the sense of this definition

(closing is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 3: a concluding action - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for closing in the sense of this definition

(closing is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of closing ) the act of bringing to completion or fruition

(... is a kind of closing ) the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse

(... is a kind of closing ) the act of finishing

"his best finish in a major tournament was third" "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"

(... is a kind of closing ) the act of finalizing

(... is a kind of closing ) carrying some project or intention to full completion

"I appreciated his follow-through on his promise"

(... is a kind of closing ) the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion

"his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target" "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"

(... is a kind of closing ) the successful completion of a program of study

Definition 4: approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap - [noun denoting act]

Samples where closing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision

Synonyms for closing in the sense of this definition

(closing is a kind of ...) the act of drawing spatially closer to something

"the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

Definition 5: the last section of a communication - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where closing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in conclusion I want to say...

Synonyms for closing in the sense of this definition

(closing is a kind of ...) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(... is a kind of closing ) a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

(... is a kind of closing ) a short passage added at the end of a literary work

"the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"

(... is a kind of closing ) a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play

(... is a kind of closing ) (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration

"he summarized his main points in his peroration"

(... is a kind of closing ) the closing section of a musical composition

(... is part of closing) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

"his narration was hesitant"

(... is part of closing) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

Definition 6: final or ending - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where closing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the closing stages of the election
  • the closing weeks of the year
  • the closing scene of the film
  • closing remarks

(closing is similar to ...) occurring at or forming an end or termination

"his concluding words came as a surprise" "the final chapter" "the last days of the dinosaurs" "terminal leave"

(closing is similar to ...) coming to an end

"a contract terminative with the end of the war"

(closing is similar to ...) taking place at the close of a fiscal year

"year-end audit"

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