1. closing, closure, approach, approaching, coming

usage: 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"

2. closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law, order, rules of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure

usage: a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

3. closure, law of closure, Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization

usage: 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

4. settlement, resolution, closure, decision making, deciding

usage: 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"

5. blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta

usage: an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

6. blockage, closure, occlusion, obstruction

usage: the act of blocking

7. closure, closedown, closing, shutdown, termination, ending, conclusion

usage: termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"


1. closure, cloture, end, terminate

usage: terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"

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