Definition of closure noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkləʊʒə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkloʊʒər//
    Motoring problems and accidents
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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 village 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. See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents
  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.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin clausura, from claus- ‘closed’, from the verb claudere.Extra examples People who lose family members need closure, not false hope. Several schools face eventual closure. The accident caused the complete closure of the road. The conviction of their son’s murderer gave them a sense of closure. The factory is under threat of closure. The mine has been saved from closure. Spending cuts could mean the closure of the school.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: closure