Meaning & Definition of Closure in English
1. 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. A rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
- gag rule,
- gag law
3. 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
- law of closure
4. 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. An obstruction in a pipe or tube
- "We had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
6. The act of blocking
7. Termination of operations
- "They regretted the closure of the day care center"
1. Terminate debate by calling for a vote
- "Debate was closured"
- "Cloture the discussion"