- The definition of closure is the act of closing something, or an end or resolution of something.
- When a road is not open to the public because it is undergoing repairs, this is an example of a road closure.
- When you end a relationship and say your final goodbyes, this is an example of closure.
- a closing or being closed
- a finish; end; conclusion
- the feeling that one's prolonged state of emotional distress over some traumatic experience or situation has finally ended
- anything that closes or shuts
- Geol. the vertical distance between the highest point of an anticlinal structure and the lowest contour that encircles it
- Math. the property of a set in which an operation on pairs of its elements always produces an element of the set
- Phonet. a blocking of the air stream at some point in the oral cavity
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin clausura, a closing ; from past participle of claudere, to close
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- The act of closing or the state of being closed: closure of an incision.
- Something that closes or shuts.
- a. A bringing to an end; a conclusion: finally brought the project to closure.b. A feeling of finality or resolution, especially after a traumatic experience.
- See cloture.
- The property of being mathematically closed.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin clausūra, fortress, lock, from clausus, enclosed; see close. Sense 4, translation of French clôture.