Textual thesaurus for "closure"

(noun) closedown, closing, shutdown

termination of operations

they regretted the closure of the day care center

(noun) closing

approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap

the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision

(noun) occlusion, blockage

the act of blocking

(noun) block, blockage, stop, stoppage, occlusion

an obstruction in a pipe or tube

we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

(noun) settlement, resolution

something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

they finally reached a settlement with the union; they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences; he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure

(noun) law of closure

a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric

(noun) cloture, gag law, gag rule

a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

(verb) cloture

terminate debate by calling for a vote

debate was closured; cloture the discussion