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Definition of "closure" []

  • The act of closing or the state of being closed: closure of an incision. (noun)
  • Something that closes or shuts. (noun)
  • A bringing to an end; a conclusion: finally brought the project to closure. (noun)
  • A feeling of finality or resolution, especially after a traumatic experience. (noun)
  • See cloture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "closure" in a sentence
  • "People have been bandying about the word closure in response to the death of bin Laden."
  • "M. O'BRIEN: As you think about this moment, do you think it was -- the term closure is such a trite ..."
  • ""The term 'closure' wasn't used in any meaningful document until '91 or '92," says Schroeder."