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Princeton's WordNet

  1. closure, closedown, closing, shutdownnoun

    termination of operations

    "they regretted the closure of the day care center"


  1. shutdownnoun

    The action of stopping operations; a closing, of a computer, business, event, etc.

    The system is doing its shutdown operations.

  2. shutdownnoun

    A reciprocation, typically as an insult.

    When he insulted me, my reply was such a shutdown he ceased his insults.


  1. Shutdown

    Shutdown is a song by English rapper Skepta, released as the second single from his fourth album Konnichiwa (2016) on 26 April 2015 through his Boy Better Know record label. A music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on the day of the song's release. "Shutdown" peaked at number 39 on the UK Singles Chart. The song samples speech from a Vine video created by Canadian rapper Drake. The song was covered by English rock band Slaves in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and has since been included in the band's live setlists. The track is featured in NBA 2K17.


  1. shutdown

    A shutdown refers to the closure or discontinuation of operations, functions, or activities. This can be applied to various contexts such as the turning off of machinery, systems, or devices; closing of businesses or services; or, more broadly, a situation when a government ceases non-essential operations due to lack of funding.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shutdown in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shutdown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of shutdown in a Sentence

  1. Kenneth Kaitin:

    Scott Gottlieb have to plan these activities in advance because Scott Gottlieb don't just suddenly have a building that's making drugs, when this shutdown ever ends, there's going to be, I think, a formidable backlog of applications that's going to slow everything down to a crawl for a while.

  2. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

    I'm hopeful that we're all in agreement ... that we should not have a government shutdown, it's costly to the government and to the American people. So we are optimistic, we want to be cooperative, we want to negotiate in good faith.

  3. Paul Rinaldi:

    Many controllers have reached the breaking point of exhaustion, stress and worry caused by this shutdown.

  4. Robert Shapiro:

    There may be data which was collected for November, there may be some data collected before the shutdown, but we don't know how much, as for December, they would have to begin to collect the data for December. They are going to be out for some time, they will try to release them eventually.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    Stacey Abrams offers a welcome, stark contrast to President( Donald) Trump's politics of division and lack of leadership as American families are still feeling the impacts of Stacey Abrams self-imposed shutdown, stacey Abrams is a present and future leader in this country. She is a dynamic, moral leader ; she delivered results on the issues that matter most to Americans ; and she tirelessly pursues fairness and justice for everyone in her state.

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