What does closure mean?

Definitions for closure
ˈkloʊ ʒərclo·sure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. closing, closurenoun

    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"

  2. closure, cloture, gag rule, gag lawnoun

    a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

  3. 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

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. blockage, closure, occlusionnoun

    the act of blocking

  7. closure, closedown, closing, shutdownverb

    termination of operations

    "they regretted the closure of the day care center"

  8. closure, clotureverb

    terminate debate by calling for a vote

    "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"

GCIDE

  1. Closurenoun

    (Math.) the property of being mathematically closed under some operation; -- said of sets.

    Etymology: [Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See Close, v. t.]

  2. Closurenoun

    (Math.) the intersection of all closed sets containing the given set.

    Etymology: [Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See Close, v. t.]

  3. Closurenoun

    (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.

    Etymology: [Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See Close, v. t.]

Wiktionary

  1. closurenoun

    An event or occurrence that signifies an ending.

    Etymology: From closure, from clausura, from claudere; see clausure and close.

  2. closurenoun

    A feeling of completeness; the experience of an emotional conclusion, usually to a difficult period.

    Etymology: From closure, from clausura, from claudere; see clausure and close.

  3. closurenoun

    A device to facilitate temporary and repeatable opening and closing.

    Etymology: From closure, from clausura, from claudere; see clausure and close.

  4. closurenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From closure, from clausura, from claudere; see clausure and close.

  5. closurenoun

    The smallest set that both includes a given subset and possesses some given property.

    Etymology: From closure, from clausura, from claudere; see clausure and close.

  6. closurenoun

    (of a set) The smallest closed set which contains the given set.

    Etymology: From closure, from clausura, from claudere; see clausure and close.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Closureverb

    the act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink

    Etymology: [Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See Close, v. t.]

  2. Closureverb

    that which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed

    Etymology: [Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See Close, v. t.]

  3. Closureverb

    that which incloses or confines; an inclosure

    Etymology: [Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See Close, v. t.]

  4. Closureverb

    a conclusion; an end

    Etymology: [Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See Close, v. t.]

  5. Closureverb

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Closure

    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

  1. Closure

    The closing or completion of a circuit by depressing a key or moving a switch.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. closure

    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

  1. Closure

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4712

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4381

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closure' in Nouns Frequency: #1564

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of closure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of closure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of closure in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    I have to admit it -- it's something I struggle with, but it's the law of the land, and the comfort I got of having to fulfill this was in the fact that there was closure for a lot of families that had a torn heart.

  2. Gary Hanson:

    If it was knowingly operating in a fashion not allowed under the permit or if construction was done in a fashion that was not acceptable, that should cause the closure of the pipe for at least a period of time until those challenges are rectified.

  3. Tim Horne:

    This has been my child for 20 years, i needed closure also.

  4. Viktor Orban:

    We need not wait for the completion of the second layer to order the closure of the green border, we cannot wait for an as-yet-unborn common European policy. Once everyone understands what the Hungarian intention is and they can prepare that the Serbian-Hungarian border status quo will extend to the Croatian-Hungarian border, we will put those rules in effect to enforce EU laws on border crossing.

  5. Jansen Young:

    I felt so much relief. I just felt closure.

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