closed: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (klōzd), [key]
- having or forming a boundary or barrier: He was blocked by a closed door. The house had a closed porch.
- brought to a close; concluded: It was a closed incident with no repercussions.
- not public; restricted; exclusive: a closed meeting; a closed bid at a private auction.
- not open to new ideas or arguments.
- self-contained; independent or self-sufficient: a closed, symbiotic relationship.
- (of a syllable) ending with a consonant or a consonant cluster, as has, hasp. Cf. open (def. 35b).
- (of a class of items) limited in membership and not readily expanded to include new items, as the class of inflectional affixes, articles, pronouns, or auxiliaries (opposed to open).
- restricted as to the kind of game that may be legally taken and as to where or when it may be taken: woods closed to deer hunters.
- (of a set in which a combining operation between members of the set is defined) such that performing the operation between members of the set produces a member of the set, as multiplication in the set of integers.
- (of an interval) containing both of its endpoints.
- (of a map from one topological space to another) having the property that the image of a closed set is a closed set.
- (of a curve) not having endpoints; enclosing an area.
- (of a surface) enclosing a volume.
- (of a function or operator) having as its graph a closed set.
- closed (Thesaurus)