closure closure  /ˈkloʊ ʒər/


  1. (n) approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
  2. (n) a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  3. (n) 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
  4. (n) something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
  5. (n) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  6. (n) the act of blocking
  7. (n) termination of operations
  8. (v) terminate debate by calling for a vote


  1. Village Park closure, elementary redistricting surface during public comment at Pennsbury School Board meeting

    PENNSBURY -- The closure of Village Park Elementary School and redistricting surfaced again Thursday night, June 6 even though the school board voted in May to close the school and proceed with redistricting.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Yardley News

  2. I-20 lane closure near Roscoe delayed until June 27, TxDOT says

    Interstate closure moved back to the end of the month.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Abilene Reporter-News

  3. Royal Gorge Bridge closure will leave a chasm for Cañon City tourism

    The closure of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park this week due to extensive fire damage is expected to take a heavy, but not insurmountable, toll on tourism in the region.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Denver Post


  1. Former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, said: "I think the FBI owes us a complete accounting of their investigation and ought to be able to tell us at some point, how we're going to bring this to closure."
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: Tom Daschle Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I am thankful that we now have closure on the incident and we can all move forward," Williams said in a statement released Monday."
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Serena Williams Source: Toronto Star

  3. "The third quarter was especially challenging for the auto industry," Mr Wagoner said. "Consumer spending, which represents close to 70 per cent of the US economy, fell dramatically, and the abrupt closure of credit markets created a downward...
    on Nov 7, 2008 By: Rick Wagoner Source: Independent

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