- 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.
The definition of closure is the act of closing something, or an end or resolution of something.
- 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 of closureOld French from Classical Latin clausura, a closing from past participle of claudere, to close
transitive verb-·sured, -·sur·ing
- 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: sought closure in returning to the scene of the accident.
- See cloture.
- The property of being mathematically closed.
transitive verbclo·sured, clo·sur·ing, clo·sures
To cloture (a debate).
Origin of closureMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin clausūra fortress, lock from clausus enclosed ; see close. Sense 4, translation of French clôture
- An event or occurrence that signifies an ending.
- A feeling of completeness; the experience of an emotional conclusion, usually to a difficult period.
- A device to facilitate temporary and repeatable opening and closing.
- (computer science) An abstraction that represents a function within an environment, a context consisting of the variables that are both bound at a particular time during the execution of the program and that are within the function's scope.
- (mathematics) The smallest set that both includes a given subset and possesses some given property.
- (topology, of a set) The smallest closed set which contains the given set.
- The act of shutting; a closing.
- the closure of a door, or of a chink
- That which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed.
- A method of ending a parliamentary debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body.