HyperDic: closure

English > 8 senses of the word closure:
NOUNactclosure, closingapproaching a particular destination
communicationclosure, cloture, gag rule, gag lawa rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
cognitionclosure, law of closurea 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
cognitionclosure, settlement, resolutionsomething settled or resolved
artifactclosure, blockage, block, occlusion, stop, stoppagean obstruction in a pipe or tube
actclosure, blockage, occlusionthe act of blocking
actclosure, closedown, closing, shutdowntermination of operations
VERBchangeclosure, clotureterminate debate by calling for a vote
closure > pronunciation
Soundsklow'zher
Rhymesarbitrager ... treasure: 21 rhymes with zher...
English > closure: 8 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningapproaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap.
Synonymclosing
Broaderapproach, approaching, comingThe act of drawing spatially closer to something
Verbsclosedraw near
English > closure: 8 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body.
Synonymscloture, gag rule, gag law
Narrowerclosure by compartment, guillotineclosure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
Broaderorder, rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedureA body of rules followed by an assembly
Spanishclausura
Verbsclosureterminate debate by calling for a vote
English > closure: 8 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA 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.
Synonymlaw of closure
BroaderGestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organizationA principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization
English > closure: 8 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningSomething settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making.
Example "he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"
Synonymssettlement, resolution
Broaderdecision making, decidingThe cognitive process of reaching a decision
Spanishacuerdo, resolución
Catalanresolució
English > closure: 8 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn obstruction in a pipe or tube.
Synonymsblockage, block, occlusion, stop, stoppage
Narrowerbreechblock, breech closerA metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
plug, stopper, stoppleBlockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
vapor lock, vapour lockA stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)
Broaderobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
Spanishbloque, bloqueo, cierre, detención, obstrucción, oclusión, parada
Catalandestorb, obstacle
English > closure: 8 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of blocking.
Synonymsblockage, occlusion
NarrowerimplosionThe initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
BroaderobstructionThe act of obstructing / obstructing
Spanishoclusión
Catalanoclusió
Verbsclosemove so that an opening or passage is obstructed
closebar access to
closefill or stop up
English > closure: 8 senses > noun 7, act
Meaningtermination of operations.
Example"they regretted the closure of the day care center"
Synonymsclosedown, closing, shutdown
Narrowerbank closingAct of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure
layoffThe act of laying off an employee or a work force
plant closingAct of shutting down operation of a plant
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishapagado, cierre, clausura, conclusión, fin
Catalanclausura, tancament
Verbsclosecause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
closecease to operate or cause to cease operating
closefinish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
English > closure: 8 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningterminate debate by calling for a vote.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"debate was closured"
Synonymcloture
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishcerrar, clausurar
Catalanclausurar
Nounsclosurea rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

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