Definition of closure
1 archaic : means of enclosing : enclosure
2 : an act of closing : the condition of being closed closure of the eyelids business closures the closure of the factory
3 : something that closes pocket with zipper closure child-resistant closures
4 [translation of French clôture] : cloture
5 : the property that a number system or a set has when it is mathematically closed under an operation
6 : a set that consists of a given set together with all the limit points of that set
7 : an often comforting or satisfying sense of finality victims needing closure; also : something (such as a satisfying ending) that provides such a sense
Examples of closure in a Sentence
The government forced the closure of the factory.
I need to talk to him and get some closure on this issue.
Going to the memorial service for his late wife made it possible for him to achieve closure.
We all felt a sense of closure after our sister's murderer was sent to jail.
trying to bring closure to the victim's family
Recent Examples of closure from the Web
As an attorney for King and Spalding, Wray served as the New Jersey governor's personal lawyer during the investigation into the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in 2013.
The closures are the result of Iowa's health and human services budget, which immediately defunded any organization that offered abortions.
Unlike department stores such as Macy’s or JCPenney, which have announced widespread closures recently, Nordstrom has closed stores only here and there over the years.
Northbound lanes were reopened shortly after 11 AM but some congestion and closures persist.
His supporters recently had a chance to repay him when the local landmark was threatened with closure, following a sudden illness that sidelined him for several months as bills were piling up.
A brand new downtown elementary school could replace two downtown Jeffersonville schools slated for closure, Greater Clark County officials announced Tuesday during a joint news conference with Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore.
Chris Robb, the center’s program director, reflects on the pending closure with his legs kicked up on the front desk.
But the children suffering injuries would have led to a temporary closure regardless of the other violations, Letta said.
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CLOSURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of closure for English Language Learners
: a situation or occurrence in which something (such as a business or factory) closes forever
: a feeling that something has been completed or that a problem has been solved
: a feeling that a bad experience (such as a divorce or the death of a family member) has ended and that you can start to live again in a calm and normal way
CLOSURE Defined for Kids
Definition of closure for Students
1 : an act of closing The weather forced a closure of the schools.
2 : the condition of being closed Closure of the business has been hard on the workers.
Medical Definition of closure
1a: an act of closing up or condition of being closed up closure of the eyelids early closure of fontanels and sutures—W. A. D. Andersonb: a drawing together of edges or parts to form a united integument wound closure by suture immediately after laceration
2: a cap, lid, or stopper for sealing a container (as a serum vial)
3: the perception of incomplete figures or situations as though complete by ignoring the missing parts or by compensating for them by projection based on past experience
4: an often comforting or satisfying sense of finality therapy brought closure to the victim's family
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