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Noun: closure  klow-zhu(r)
  1. Approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    "the ship's rapid rate of closure gave them little time to avoid a collision";
    - closing
  2. A rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    - cloture [N. Amer], gag rule, gag law
  3. 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
    - law of closure
  4. Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
    "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure";
    - settlement, resolution
  5. An obstruction in a pipe or tube
    - blockage, block, occlusion, stop, stoppage
  6. The act of blocking
    - blockage, occlusion
  7. Termination of operations
    "they regretted the closure of the day care centre";
    - closedown, closing, shutdown
Verb: closure  klow-zhu(r)
  1. Terminate debate by calling for a vote
    "debate was closured";
    - cloture [N. Amer]

Derived forms: closures, closured, closuring

Type of: approach, approaching, at hand, close at hand, coming, conclusion, deciding, decision making, end, ending, Gestalt law of organisation [Brit], Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organisation [Brit], Gestalt principle of organization, imminent, impediment, impedimenta, impendent, impending, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, terminate, termination

Encyclopedia: Closure