closed

[klohzd]
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adjective


Origin of closed

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at close, -ed2
Related formshalf-closed, adjectivesem·i·closed, adjectivewell-closed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for semi-closed

closed

adjective

blocked against entry; shut
restricted; exclusive
not open to question or debate
(of a hunting season, etc) close
maths
  1. (of a curve or surface) completely enclosing an area or volume
  2. (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
Also: checked phonetics
  1. denoting a syllable that ends in a consonant
  2. another word for close 1 (def. 21)
not open to public entry or membershipthe closed society of publishing
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Word Origin and History for semi-closed

closed

adj.

c.1200, past participle adjective from close (v.). Closed circuit is attested from 1827; closed shop in union sense from 1904; closed system first recorded 1896 in William James.

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