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"
(hypernym) approach, approaching, coming
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
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
7. termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
(synonym) closedown, closing, shutdown
(hypernym) termination, ending, conclusion
(hyponym) plant closing
1. terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
(hypernym) end, terminate
(derivation) cloture, gag rule, gag law