- (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.
OTHER WORDS FROM closedhalf-closed, adjectivesem·i·closed, adjectivewell-closed, adjective
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How to use closed in a sentence
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
Though the bar closed soon after, a movement had been sparked, and when it reopened in 1990, history was revived.
And now I can recall that his eyes closed, and from his lips I caught a sigh, and then he rolled to the floor.
The next instant the door closed softly behind them, and she went out of his life as a wife forever.
He looked up through half closed eyes to see the Reverend standing over him.
And it might be a good idea for you to give your men a gentle hint to keep their mouths closed about this affair—all of it.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The exchanges had closed in previous years, but never for the reasons which now controlled them.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
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)