Closure definition

klōzhər
The feeling that one's prolonged state of emotional distress over some traumatic experience or situation has finally ended.
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The act of closing or the state of being closed.

Closure of an incision.

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A bringing to an end; a conclusion.

Finally brought the project to closure.

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The property of being mathematically closed.
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A bringing to an end; a conclusion.

Finally brought the project to closure.

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A feeling of finality or resolution, especially after a traumatic experience.

Sought closure in returning to the scene of the accident.

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To cloture (a debate).
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A closing or being closed.
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A finish; end; conclusion.
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Anything that closes or shuts.
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(geol.) The vertical distance between the highest point of an anticlinal structure and the lowest contour that encircles it.
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(math.) The property of a set in which an operation on pairs of its elements always produces an element of the set.
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(phonet.) A blocking of the air stream at some point in the oral cavity.
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Something that closes or shuts.
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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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
closure
Plural:
closures

Origin of closure

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin clausūra fortress, lock from clausus enclosed close Sense 4, translation of French clôture

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition