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Definition of closure noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] the situation when a factory, school, hospital, etc. shuts permanently factory closures The hospital has been threatened with closure. Spending cuts could mean the closure of the local elementary school.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the temporary closing of a road or bridge There will be road closures and diversions in the area from 8 p.m.
  3. 3[uncountable] the feeling that a difficult or an unpleasant experience has come to an end or been dealt with in an acceptable way The conviction of their son's murderer helped to give them a sense of closure.
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