Associations to the word «Closure»


CLOSURE, noun. An event or occurrence that signifies an ending.
CLOSURE, noun. A feeling of completeness; the experience of an emotional conclusion, usually to a difficult period.
CLOSURE, noun. A device to facilitate temporary and repeatable opening and closing.
CLOSURE, noun. (computer science) An abstraction that represents a function within an environment, a context consisting of the variables that are both bound at a particular time during the execution of the program and that are within the function's scope.
CLOSURE, noun. (mathematics) The smallest set that both includes a given subset and possesses some given property.
CLOSURE, noun. (topology) (of a set) The smallest closed set which contains the given set.
CLOSURE, noun. The act of shutting; a closing.
CLOSURE, noun. That which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed.
CLOSURE, noun. (obsolete) That which encloses or confines; an enclosure.
CLOSURE, noun. A method of ending a parliamentary debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body.

Dictionary definition

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".
CLOSURE, noun. A rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body.
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.
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".
CLOSURE, noun. An obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe".
CLOSURE, noun. The act of blocking.
CLOSURE, noun. Termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center".
CLOSURE, verb. Terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion".

Wise words

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