Meaning of CLOSURE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈklō-zhər ]


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


[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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.