closedown

noun close·down \ ˈklōz-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of closedown

: an instance of suspending or stopping operations

Examples of closedown in a Sentence

  1. ordered a closedown of operations until the cause of the mine explosion could be determined

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First Known Use of closedown

1889


CLOSEDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

closedown

noun

Definition of closedown for English Language Learners

  • : an occurrence or situation in which work is stopped for a long time or permanently in a business, factory, etc.

  • : the end of television or radio broadcasts for the day



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