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  • termination of operations
    • they regretted the closure of the day care center
  • the act of blocking
  • an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe
  • 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
  • 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
  • a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  • 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
  • terminate debate by calling for a vote
    • debate was closured
    • cloture the discussion
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