Meaning of CLOSURE in English



Pronunciation: ' kl ō -zh ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin clausura, from clausus, past participle of claudere to close ― more at CLOSE

Date: 14th century

1 archaic : means of enclosing : ENCLOSURE

2 : an act of closing : the condition of being closed < closure of the eyelids> <business closure s >

3 : something that closes <pocket with zipper closure >

4 [translation of French clôture ] : CLOTURE

5 : the property that a number system or a set has when it is mathematically closed under an operation

6 : a set that consists of a given set together with all the limit points of that set

7 : an often comforting or satisfying sense of finality <victims needing closure > also : something (as a satisfying ending) that provides such a sense

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.