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English adjective: closing

1. closing final or ending

SamplesThe closing stages of the election.
The closing weeks of the year.
The closing scene of the film.
Closing remarks.

Similarconcluding, final, last, terminal, terminative, year-end


English noun: closing

1. closing (act) the act of closing something


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


2. closing (communication) the last section of a communication

SamplesIn conclusion I want to say....

Synonymsclose, conclusion, end, ending

Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision

Narrower (hyponym)anticlimax, bathos, coda, epilog, epilog, epilogue, epilogue, finale, peroration

Part meronymaddress, narration, recital, speech, yarn

3. closing (act) approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap

SamplesThe ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision.


Broader (hypernym)approach, approaching, coming

4. closing (act) termination of operations

SamplesThey regretted the closure of the day care center.

Synonymsclosedown, closure, shutdown

Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination

Narrower (hyponym)bank closing, layoff, plant closing

5. closing (act) a concluding action

Synonymscompletion, culmination, mop up, windup

Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination

Narrower (hyponym)consummation, consummation, finalisation, finalization, finish, finishing, follow-through, follow-through, graduation

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