termination of operations
"they regretted the closure of the day care center"
the act of blocking
an obstruction in a pipe or tube
"we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
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"
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
- law of closure
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
- gag rule - gag law
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"
terminate debate by calling for a vote
"debate was closured"
"cloture the discussion"