• WordNet 3.6
    • v closure terminate debate by calling for a vote "debate was closured","cloture the discussion"
    • n closure termination of operations "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
    • n closure approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap "the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision"
    • n closure the act of blocking
    • n closure an obstruction in a pipe or tube "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
    • n closure something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making "they finally reached a settlement with the union","they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences","he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure"
    • n closure a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric
    • n closure a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Closure A conclusion; an end.
    • Closure (Parliamentary Practice) A method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect to the previous question. It was first introduced into the British House of Commons in 1882. The French word clôture was originally applied to this proceeding.
    • Closure (Psychol) achievement of a sense of completeness and release from tension due to uncertainty; as, the closure afforded by the funeral of a loved one; also, the sense of completion thus achieved.
    • Closure That which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed. "Without a seal, wafer, or any closure whatever."
    • Closure That which incloses or confines; an inclosure. "O thou bloody prison . . . Within the guilty closure of thy walls
      Richard the Second here was hacked to death."
    • Closure The act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink.
    • Closure (Math) the intersection of all closed sets containing the given set.
    • Closure (Math) the property of being mathematically closed under some operation; -- said of sets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n closure The act of shutting, or the state of being closed; a closing or shutting up.
    • n closure That by which anything is closed or shut; a means of closing.
    • n closure Inclosure; also, that which incloses, bounds, covers, or shuts in.
    • n closure Conclusion; end.
    • n closure In legislation, the closing or stoppage of a debate: in the British House of Commons, the cutting off of debate so as to prevent further discussion or motions by the minority and cause a direct vote to be taken on the question before the House: often used in the French form clôture. By the rules of 1887 any member, after obtaining the consent of the chair, may move that “the question be now put,” and if this motion is carried, at least 200 voting in the affirmative, or if not that number, at least 100 in the affirmative and less than 40 in the negative, the Speaker ends the debate and puts the question. In the House of Representatives and other legislative bodies in the United States the same object is effected by moving the previous question. See question.
    • closure In England, to end by closure. See closure, n., 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Closure the act of closing: the end: the stopping of a debate in the House of Commons by the vote of the House
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of. closure, L. clausura, fr. clauedere, to shut. See Close (v. t.)


In literature:

Catastrophe averted by resisting motion for closure and carrying debate over eleven o'clock, when it automatically stood adjourned.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 5th, 1914" by Various
DARLING'S Amendment got rid of with assistance of Closure.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 20, 1893" by Various
Withdraw the needle and press a pledget of cotton-wool over the puncture to ensure closure of the aperture in the vein wall.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
A rubber gasket is placed between the male and female part of the coupling and the closure can be made very tight.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
Note smoothness of left side of face, imperfect closure of left eye, and deviation of face to right side.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
That formed by the current of air and the closure of the lips, as in ap.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Though a few patients were afterwards received into it, yet the malady soon disappearing, justified its final closure.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Move the closure, now then, that's right; speak of yer dooty to the House and Country.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The Conservatives and obstruction, the Liberals and closure.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
In case of rigid closure of the mouth of the womb the only resort is dilatation.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture

In poetry:

Fill then the bucket straightway!
Shower the gravel and osiers,
Flowers unfolding in closures,
Wall-bloom and rose asway!
"Visit" by Stefan Anton George
Then she heard within the vast Closure of the spell,
Rolled and moulded into one Rounded swell,
All the sounds that ever were Uttered underneath the sun,
Heard in heaven or hell.
"Avis" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

To freshen downtown during closure.
The latest slide forced the closure of the southbound lanes of I-75 and close one of the two lanes of northbound I-75.
Lots of Restaurant Closures This Week.
According to reports released today, the reason for the closure about 30 minutes before the fair was scheduled to end Saturday was due to gang-related violence.
An early morning accident on US 82 / State Route 520 westbound has led to lane closures for the time being.
Google Maps Gas main s and hook-ups will be replaced along a long stretch of Somerset Street in New Brunswick's downtown throughout the summer, causing road closures and traffic diversions, PSE&G says.
PSE&G say a contractor damaged a 6 inch plastic gas main on Bloomfield and Park Street in Montclair, New Jersey, causing evacuations and road closures for several hours.
Google Maps Gas mains and hook-ups will be replaced along a long stretch of Somerset Street in New Brunswick's downtown throughout the summer, causing road closures and traffic diversions, PSE&G says.
Gas-pipe project could snarl Palo Alto traffic Replacement of Line #109 will involve lane closure on busy stretch of Junipero Serra.
Gemelli On Main Chef Clark Gilbert made his bones in the kitchens of Taquet and Four Seasons, after which he branched out on his own with Gemelli —a cramped BYOB in Narberth that maintained a devoted following until its recent closure.
But closure is temporary, according to local officials.
The Gingerbread Tree closed July 6, but that closure is temporary, according to officials with Central Kentucky Community Action.
Road closure due to sink hole on the NC 24 detour near NC 53 in Fayetteville.
Single lane closures will take place on Highway 6 about 4 ½ miles east of Merino from 8 am to 4:30 pm Wednesday and Thursday for guardrail repairs.

In science:

In particular the closure of the Gs -orbit of e in N a is isomorphic to the closure of the corresponding GLs d -orbit in Rep s d (Qm ).
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Let A be the arithmetic monodromy group of this cover (i.e. A is the Galois group of the Galois closure of F (U )/F (V )) and G the geometric monodromy group of the cover (the subgroup of A which acts trivially on the algebraic closure of F ).
Derangements in simple and primitive groups
As ¯Y ω is the union of the G0 -conjugates of ¯c1UP which is contained in the closure of c, we see that ¯Y ω is contained in the closure of c.
Character sheaves on disconnected groups, II
The tight closure of an ideal in a regular ring is the ideal itself, and it is a typical feature of this theory that we may generalize a statement about an ideal in a regular ring to a non-regular ring if we replace the ideal by its tight closure.
Looking out for stable syzygy bundles
However solid closure has in dimension two all the good properties which we expect for a tight closure type theory and we will take it in this paper as the technical definition of tight closure and denote it henceforth with ⋆.
Looking out for stable syzygy bundles