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

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

  • they regretted the closure of the day care center

Synonyms for closure in the sense of this definition

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

"the termination of the agreement"

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

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

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

Definition 2: the act of blocking - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for closure in the sense of this definition

(closure is a kind of ...) the act of obstructing

"obstruction of justice"

(... is a kind of closure ) the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant

Definition 3: approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap - [noun denoting act]

Samples where closure 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 closure in the sense of this definition

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

"the hunter's approach scattered the geese"

Definition 4: an obstruction in a pipe or tube - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

Synonyms for closure in the sense of this definition

(closure is a kind of ...) any structure that makes progress difficult

(... is a kind of closure ) a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing

(... is a kind of closure ) blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

(... is a kind of closure ) 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)

Definition 5: 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 - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for closure in the sense of this definition

(closure is a kind of ...) a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization

Definition 6: something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for closure in the sense of this definition

(closure is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of reaching a decision

"a good executive must be good at decision making"

Definition 7: a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for closure in the sense of this definition

(closure is a kind of ...) a body of rules followed by an assembly

(... is a kind of closure ) closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill

Definition 8: terminate debate by calling for a vote - [verb of change]

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

  • debate was closured
  • cloture the discussion

Synonyms for closure in the sense of this definition

(closure is a kind of ...) 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"

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