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closing

[ kloh-zing ]
/ ˈkloʊ zɪŋ /
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noun
the end or conclusion, as of a speech.
something that closes; a fastening, as of a purse.
the final phase of a transaction, especially the meeting at which procedures are carried out in the execution of a contract for the sale of real estate.
an act or instance of failing or going bankrupt: an increase in bank closings.
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Origin of closing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at close, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM closing

half-closing, adjectiveself-closing, adjective
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Cultural definitions for closing

closing

Usually applied to real estate transactions, it refers to delivery of the deed of ownership from the owner to the buyer in return for full payment.

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