Definitions of closure

  1. The act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink.
  2. That which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed.
  3. That which incloses or confines; an inclosure.
  4. A conclusion; an end.
  5. terminate debate by calling for a vote; " debate was closured"; " cloture the discussion"
  6. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making; " the 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"
  7. 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
  8. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  9. A method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect to the previous question. It was first introduced into the British House of Commons in 1882. The French word cloture was originally applied to this proceeding.
  10. The act of shutting up; that which incloses; the end; the proceeding by which a debate may be stopped by the vote of the majority.
  11. The act of closing: that which closes: specifically, the bringing or putting an end to a debate so as to proceed immediately to vote on a question or measure in a deliberative assembly, as a parliment, by the decision of a competent authority, as the president, or by a majority of votes of the members themselves.
  12. Act of closing.
  13. The act of shutting; that which closes; enclosure; conclusion. See Cloture.