- 1. closing, closure, approach, approaching, coming
- usage: 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"
- 2. closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law, order, rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure
- usage: a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
- 3. closure, law of closure, Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization
- usage: 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
- 4. settlement, resolution, closure, decision making, deciding
- usage: 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"
- 5. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
- usage: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
- 6. blockage, closure, occlusion, obstruction
- usage: the act of blocking
- 7. closure, closedown, closing, shutdown, termination, ending, conclusion
- usage: termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
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- 1. closure, cloture, end, terminate
- usage: terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
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