Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun closure

7 senses of closure

Sense 1
closing, 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")
       => approach, approaching, coming -- (the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese")

Sense 2
closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law -- (a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body)
       => order, rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure -- (a body of rules followed by an assembly)

Sense 3
closure, law 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)
       => Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization -- (a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization)

Sense 4
settlement, resolution, 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")
       => decision making, deciding -- (the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making")

Sense 5
blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage -- (an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe")
       => obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta -- (any structure that makes progress difficult)

Sense 6
blockage, closure, occlusion -- (the act of blocking)
       => obstruction -- (the act of obstructing; "obstruction of justice")

Sense 7
closure, closedown, closing, shutdown -- (termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center")
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb closure

1 sense of closure

Sense 1
closure, cloture -- (terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

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