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English noun: closure

1. closure (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.


Synonymsclosing


Broader (hypernym)approach, approaching, coming

2. closure (communication) a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body


Synonymscloture, gag law, gag rule


Broader (hypernym)order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order


Narrower (hyponym)closure by compartment, guillotine

3. closure (cognition) 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


Synonymslaw of closure


Broader (hypernym)Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization

4. closure (cognition) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making


SamplesThey 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.


Synonymsresolution, settlement


Broader (hypernym)deciding, decision making

5. closure (artifact) an obstruction in a pipe or tube


SamplesWe had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe.


Synonymsblock, blockage, occlusion, stop, stoppage


Broader (hypernym)impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor


Narrower (hyponym)breech closer, breechblock, plug, stopper, stopple, vapor lock, vapour lock

6. closure (act) the act of blocking


Synonymsblockage, occlusion


Broader (hypernym)obstruction


Narrower (hyponym)implosion

7. closure (act) termination of operations


SamplesThey regretted the closure of the day care center.


Synonymsclosedown, closing, shutdown


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination


Narrower (hyponym)bank closing, layoff, plant closing


English verb: closure

1. closure (change) terminate debate by calling for a vote


SamplesDebate was closured.
Cloture the discussion.


Synonymscloture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate









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