Meaning of “closing” in the English Dictionary

"closing" in Business English

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uk /ˈkləʊzɪŋ/ us

[ C or U ] the act of permanently stopping a factory, business, organization, etc. from operating:

Congress passed a law to protect workers and their families from the harmful effects of sudden plant closings and mass layoffs.

[ C or U ] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE the end of the day's trading on a stock market:

The rivals have until 1pm to put in their bids and the winner will be declared at the closing of the market at 4.30pm.

[ U ] COMMERCE the act of finishing business for the day, or the time when this happens:

We managed to finish our shopping right before closing.
early/late closing Monday is early closing.

[ U ] US BANKING, FINANCE, PROPERTY the final stage of arranging a loan or of buying and selling property:

We will be ready to move in immediately after the closing.
at closing Homeowners have the option of taking a lump sum at closing.
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[ U ] ACCOUNTING the end of a period of accounting

closingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈkləʊzɪŋ/ us

coming near the end of a speech, event, activity, etc.:

closing remarks/statement In her closing remarks, she thanked all the delegates for taking part.
The Prime Minister spoke yesterday at the closing ceremony of the Paris Air Show.

STOCK MARKET, FINANCE coming at the end of the day's trading on the stock market:

The Dow achieved a closing record of 5,894.74.
Stock prices had risen 10% by the closing bell.

(Definition of “closing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)