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  Words related to closure

Related / Similar Words: closedown, closing, shutdown, blockage, occlusion, block, stop, stoppage, settlement, resolution, law of closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law

 

Definition:
  • termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center";
  • 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";
  • the act of blocking;
  • an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe";
  • something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the 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";
  • 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;
  • a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body;
  • terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion";

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    Hyponyms: plant closing, bank closing, layoff, implosion, breechblock, breech closer, plug, stopper, stopple, vapor lock, vapour lock, closure by compartment, guillotine

     

    Derivational Morphology: close, fold, shut down, close down, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up, fill up, shut, stop, halt, kibosh, blockade, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass, barricade, block off, block up, bar, parry, deflect, stuff, lug, choke up, settle, cloture, gag rule, gag law

     

     
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