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    closure - Dictionary definition and meaning for word closure

    Definition
    (noun) approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    Synonyms : closing
    Example Sentence
    • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
    Definition
    (noun) a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    Synonyms : cloture , gag law , gag rule
    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : law of closure
    Definition
    (noun) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
    Synonyms : resolution , settlement
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    Synonyms : block , blockage , occlusion , stop , stoppage
    Example Sentence
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
    Definition
    (noun) the act of blocking
    Synonyms : blockage , occlusion
    Definition
    (noun) termination of operations
    Synonyms : closedown , closing , shutdown
    Example Sentence
    • they regretted the closure of the day care center
    Definition
    (verb) terminate debate by calling for a vote
    Synonyms : cloture
    Example Sentence
    • debate was closured
    • cloture the discussion
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