- the property of being closed with respect to a particular operation.
- the intersection of all closed sets that contain a given set.
- the tendency to see an entire figure even though the picture of it is incomplete, based primarily on the viewer's past experience.
- a sense of psychological certainty or completeness: a need for closure.
OTHER WORDS FROM closurenon·clo·sure, nounpre·clo·sure, noun
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How to use closure in a sentence
He staged a protest against beach closures on the Fourth of July.Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider does not approve of anti-maskers using ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’|radmarya|September 17, 2020|Fortune
It can hold 12 letter size hanging folders, and has a latchable closure with a built in handle.Great filing cabinets for your home office|PopSci Commerce Team|September 17, 2020|Popular-Science
Rounded corners help keep the book from wear and tear and the elastic closure keeps pages protected.Notable notebooks for writing and drawing|PopSci Commerce Team|September 17, 2020|Popular-Science
To better understand what happened in the Patrick Henry cheer program, you have to go back to March when the closures first occurred.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out|Ashly McGlone|September 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Amid shutdowns and mandatory store closures, even e-commerce sales haven’t been enough to save some of the biggest brands in the businesses from declaring bankruptcy in the months since the pandemic began.What retailers should expect going into a holiday season during a pandemic|Rachel King|September 16, 2020|Fortune
It was definitely an anti-closure ending, and if the character—and show—has life behind it, it leaves the door wide open.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moscow officials insist that the hospitals listed for closure lacked professional services and often stayed half empty.Putin’s Health Care Disaster|Anna Nemtsova|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The closure of transport was a perfect example of the far-reaching consequences of clashes in the disputed capital.The Radicals Who Slaughtered a Synagogue|Creede Newton|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Let us think of his family and his parents and hopefully today they have achieved some measure of closure,” Johnson added.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Writing the book has given Cumming “some sense of closure,” a statement of a “more holistic version of me.”Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father|Tim Teeman|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He zipped open the closure of his helmet and tilted the helmet back.The Worshippers|Damon Francis Knight
In this way does a lazy world consign discussion to silence with the cynical closure.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
The interval between the closure and the opening may be noticeable, in which case we call the consonant double.
Slight variations in the place of closure due to the place of articulation of neighbouring sounds in a word are inevitable.
Closure of the glottis by the inflation of the ventricles imposes no strain on the vocal cords.The Psychology of Singing|David C. Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for closure
- the resolution of a significant event or relationship in a person's life
- a sense of contentment experienced after such a resolution
- the closed sentence formed from a given open sentence by prefixing universal or existential quantifiers to bind all its free variables
- the process of forming such a closed sentence
- the smallest closed set containing a given set
- the operation of forming such a set