"closure" in the noun sense
1. closing, 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, cloture, gag rule, gag law
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
3. closure, law of 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. settlement, resolution, 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. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
an obstruction in a pipe or tube
"we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
6. blockage, closure, occlusion
the act of blocking
7. closure, closedown, closing, shutdown
termination of operations
"they regretted the closure of the day care center"
"closure" in the verb sense
1. closure, cloture
terminate debate by calling for a vote
"debate was closured"
"cloture the discussion"
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