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kloh zher

  • n  approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
  • n  a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  • 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
  • n  something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
    he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure
  • n  an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  • n  the act of blocking
  • n  termination of operations
    they regretted the closure of the day care center
  • v  terminate debate by calling for a vote
    debate was closured
News & Articles


  • Tom Daschle in International Herald Tribune
    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."
  • Serena Williams in Toronto Star
    I am thankful that we now have closure on the incident and we can all move forward,Williams said in a statement released Monday."
  • Rick Wagoner in Independent
    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...

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