What does closure mean?
Definitions for closure
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word closure.
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, cloture, gag rule, gag lawnoun
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
closure, law of closurenoun
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
settlement, resolution, closurenoun
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"
blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppagenoun
an obstruction in a pipe or tube
"we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
blockage, closure, occlusionnoun
the act of blocking
closure, closedown, closing, shutdownverb
termination of operations
"they regretted the closure of the day care center"
terminate debate by calling for a vote
"debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
(Math.) the property of being mathematically closed under some operation; -- said of sets.
(Math.) the intersection of all closed sets containing the given set.
(Psychol.) achievement of a sense of completeness and release from tension due to uncertainty; as, the closure afforded by the funeral of a loved one; also, the sense of completion thus achieved.
An event or occurrence that signifies an ending.
A feeling of completeness; the experience of an emotional conclusion, usually to a difficult period.
A device to facilitate temporary and repeatable opening and closing.
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.
The smallest set that both includes a given subset and possesses some given property.
(of a set) The smallest closed set which contains the given set.
Etymology: From closure, from clausura, from claudere; see clausure and close.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from close.
The chink was carefully closed up: upon which closure there appeared not any change. Robert Boyle, Spring of the Air.
I admire your sending your last to me quite open, without a seal, wafer, or any closure whatever. Alexander Pope, to Swift.
O thou bloody prison!
Within the guilty closure of thy walls
Richard the second here was hack’d to death. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
We’ll hand in hand all headlong cast us down,
And make a mutual closure of our house. William Shakespeare, Tit. Andron.
the act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink
that which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed
that which incloses or confines; an inclosure
a conclusion; an end
a method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect to the previous question. It was first introduced into the British House of Commons in 1882. The French word cloture was originally applied to this proceeding
Etymology: [Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See Close, v. t.]
A set has closure under an operation if performance of that operation on members of the set always produces a member of the same set. For example, the real numbers are closed under subtraction, but the natural numbers are not: 3 and 8 are both natural numbers, but the result of 3 − 8 is not a natural number. Another example is the set containing only the number zero, which is a closed set under multiplication. Similarly, a set is said to be closed under a collection of operations if it is closed under each of the operations individually. A set that is closed under an operation or collection of operations is said to satisfy a closure property. Often a closure property is introduced as an axiom, which is then usually called the axiom of closure. Note that modern set-theoretic definitions usually define operations as maps between sets, so adding closure to a structure as an axiom is superfluous; however in practice operations are often defined initially on a superset of the set in question and a closure proof is required to establish that the operation applied to pairs from that set only produces members of that set. For example, the set of even integers is closed under addition, but the set of odd integers is not.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The closing or completion of a circuit by depressing a key or moving a switch.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In transportation, the process of a unit arriving at a specified location. It begins when the first element arrives at a designated location, e.g., port of entry and/or port of departure, intermediate stops, or final destination, and ends when the last element does likewise. For the purposes of studies and command post exercises, a unit is considered essentially closed after 95 percent of its movement requirements for personnel and equipment are completed.
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Etymology and Origins
A modern parliamentary term signifying the right of the Speaker to order the closing of a useless debate. The Closure was first applied 24th February 1884.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'closure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4712
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Rank popularity for the word 'closure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4381
Rank popularity for the word 'closure' in Nouns Frequency: #1564
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The numerical value of closure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of closure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of closure in a Sentence
Coming back gives closure.
But then, Jonathan Veal and another friend were like,' OK, what do we do ?' We could find a level of closure but also, we could keep the legacy of our friend, so that's how 88 C.H.U.M.P. came about.
You were free to do these acts...whether through misguided political correctness or people who do not believe in laws or borders, one thing I can do with the sentence is show that the laws we believe in here, maybe this won’t happen again, maybe that’s a little bit of closure.
I was traumatized by this incident, i'm looking for closure.
Criminal mischief, swastikas, property damage are no different to us than robberies and assaults. They're all victimizing an entire community -- sometimes a world-wide community -- so not being able to get closure for that community is difficult for all of us here, our cases don't just victimize the victim. They victimize a group.
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Translations for closure
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- uzavření, uzavírka, uzávěrCzech
- Closure, Hülle, FunktionsabschlussGerman
- clausura, cierreSpanish
- lopettaminen, sulkeminen, sulkeuma, sulkija, suljin, ratkaisuFinnish
- dùnadhScottish Gaelic
- termine, chiusuraItalian
- 閉包, 閉苞, クロージャ, 関数閉包Japanese
- beëindiging, sluiting, afsluitingDutch
- término, encerramento, fecho, finalPortuguese
- закрытие, окончаниеRussian
- avslutning, hölje, avrundningSwedish
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