Dictionary Results for closure


1. closure - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): closing

Hypernym(s): approach, approaching, coming




2. closure - noun

· a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

Synonym(s): cloture, gag_rule, gag_law

Hypernym(s): order, rules_of_order, parliamentary_law, parliamentary_procedure




3. closure - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): law_of_closure

Hypernym(s): Gestalt_law_of_organization, Gestalt_principle_of_organization




4. closure - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): settlement, resolution

Hypernym(s): decision_making, deciding




5. closure - noun

· an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

Synonym(s): blockage, block, occlusion, stop, stoppage

Hypernym(s): obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta




6. closure - noun

· the act of blocking

Synonym(s): blockage, occlusion

Hypernym(s): obstruction




7. closure - noun

· termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"

Synonym(s): closedown, closing, shutdown

Hypernym(s): termination, ending, conclusion




8. closure - verb

· terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"

Synonym(s): cloture

Hypernym(s): end, terminate





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