- (of a set in which a combining operation between members of the set is defined) such that performing the operation between members of the set produces a member of the set, as multiplication in the set of integers.
- (of an interval) containing both of its endpoints.
- (of a map from one topological space to another) having the property that the image of a closed set is a closed set.
- (of a curve) not having endpoints; enclosing an area.
- (of a surface) enclosing a volume.
- (of a function or operator) having as its graph a closed set.
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OTHER WORDS FROM closedhalf-closed, adjectivesem·i·closed, adjectivewell-closed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for closed
Doing business with so many different people is messy, and can’t always be boxed up neatly into a closed-system, automated process.This decade’s most important marketing question: What data rights do advertisers possess?|Kirk Williams|September 17, 2020|Search Engine Land
That kind of closed-door session, where a head of the Civil Rights Division is secretly speaking about enforcement with partisan state officials, is unprecedented.No Democrats Allowed: A Conservative Lawyer Holds Secret Voter Fraud Meetings With State Election Officials|by Mike Spies, Jake Pearson and Jessica Huseman|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Every few hours I found at least 10 traps with closed doors, and what followed was a crash course in mammal diversity.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes)|Kenneth Catania|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
Two of the country’s biggest markets, New York and Los Angeles, remain closed.The North American box office isn’t bouncing back that fast|radmarya|September 14, 2020|Fortune
Choose between four different reclines—closed, half-closed, split back, and fully opened—that allow you to easily shift between snoozing and socializing time.Comfortable sofa beds for a peaceful night’s sleep|PopSci Commerce Team|September 11, 2020|Popular Science
He closed his eyes, imagining the virgins, imagining away the pain in his head and groin.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Closed courthouses, rogue clerks, and misleading statements from the attorney general as Florida welcomes same-sex marriage.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I wish I could be writing to you under better circumstances, but unfortunately those avenues have closed up.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The FCC investigation recently closed its comment period on the Marriott case.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the roads into Iraqi Kurdistan and toward Baghdad are closed and now the road toward Syria is also blocked.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?|Niqash|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He closed her eyes himself, and followed her coffin to the churchyard.Complete Short Works|Georg Ebers
She moaned and wept and refused all comfort, until one night she closed her eyes on the world which had been so harsh and bitter.The Bishop's Secret|Fergus Hume
I repeat—for certain reasons—that I closed with an anecdote.Essays on Paul Bourget|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
She closed up the house for the night, looking out in the bright moonlight to see that all was quiet.The Precipice|Elia Wilkinson Peattie
He closed the door noiselessly and seating himself at his desk, proceeded with slow deliberation to open his accumulated mail.Ann Arbor Tales|Karl Edwin Harriman
British Dictionary definitions for closed
- (of a curve or surface) completely enclosing an area or volume
- (of a set) having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same setthe integers are a closed set under multiplication
- denoting a syllable that ends in a consonant
- another word for close 1 (def. 21)