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Definition of Closure

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closing; conclusion of a debate with a vote
conclude a debate by a vote
Closure Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
The act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink.
  
(v. t.)
That which incloses or confines; an inclosure.
  
(v. t.)
That which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
A conclusion; an end.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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closure
\clo"sure\ (?, 135), n. [of. closure, l. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. see close, v. t.]
1. the act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink.
2. that which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed. without a seal, wafer, or any closure whatever.
3. that which incloses or confines; an inclosure. o thou bloody prison within the guilty closure of thy walls richard the second here was hacked to death.
4. a conclusion; an end. [obs.]
5. (parliamentary practice) 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 clôture was originally applied to this proceeding.
closure
n
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" [syn: closing]


2. a rule for ending debate in a deliberative body [syn: cloture, gag rule]


3. an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe" [syn: blockage, block, occlusion, stop, stoppage]


4. the act of blocking [syn: blockage, occlusion]


5. termination of operations [syn: closedown, closing, shutdown]
v : terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion" [syn: cloture]





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 reflexive transitive closure 
 kleene closure 
 closure by compartment 
 transitive closure 
 upward closure 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ffal = n. closure; heel of shoe
Ffle = n. a hem round, a closure
WordNet 2.0

Noun
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"
(synonym) closing
(hypernym) approach, approaching, coming
(derivation) close
2. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
(synonym) cloture, gag rule, gag law
(hypernym) order, rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure
(hyponym) closure by compartment, guillotine
(derivation) cloture
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
(synonym) law of closure
(hypernym) Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization
4. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; "the 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"
(synonym) settlement, resolution
(hypernym) decision making, deciding
5. an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
(synonym) blockage, block, occlusion, stop, stoppage
(hypernym) obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
(hyponym) breechblock, breech closer
6. the act of blocking
(synonym) blockage, occlusion
(hypernym) obstruction
(hyponym) implosion
(derivation) close
7. termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
(synonym) closedown, closing, shutdown
(hypernym) termination, ending, conclusion
(hyponym) plant closing
(derivation) close

Verb
1. terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
(synonym) cloture
(hypernym) end, terminate
(derivation) cloture, gag rule, gag law
Closure Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
the need of the individual to see and organise the world as whole; to have a happy ending (see gestalt).
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Glossary of petroleum Industry
the vertical distance between the top of an anticline, or dome, and the bottom, an indication of the amount of producing formation that may be expected.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
CLOSURE Medical Corporation
Exchange: Nasdaq
Develops, commercializes and manufactures medical adhesive products used to close and seal wounds and incisions rapidly and stop leakage of blood and other bodily fluids from injured tissue.
Closure Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military 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.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Closure Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
A procedure forbidding further adjournment of debate on any motion or on any stage of a bill and requiring that the motion come to a vote at the end of the sitting in which it is invoked.

Distinguish: guillotine; previous question; time allocation.
Under the authority of the Clerk of the House of Commons
Closure Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
Synonym splice closure.
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
A transformation is closed if its range is contained in its domain. A system is closed if it provides its own explanation and no references to an input are required. Circularity is fundamental to most notions of closure. (Krippendorff )
Closure Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Closure or clausure may refer to:


Physical
  • Closure (container) used to seal a bottle, jug, jar, can, or other container
    • Closure (wine bottle), a stopper
  • Hook-and-eye closure

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Closure Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
The procedure a landfill operator must follow when a landfill reaches its legal capacity for solid ceasing acceptance of solid waste and placing a cap on the landfill site.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The procedure a landfill operator must follow when a landfill reaches its legal capacity for solid ceasing acceptance of solid waste and placing a cap on the landfill site.