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Meaning of “closure” in the English Dictionary

"closure" in British English

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closurenoun

uk   /ˈkləʊ.ʒər/  us   /ˈkloʊ.ʒɚ/
C2 [C] the ​fact of a ​business, ​organization, etc. ​stoppingoperating: factory/​branch closures Many ​elderlypeople will be ​affected by the ​library closures. [U] the ​feeling or ​act of ​bringing an ​unpleasantsituation, ​time, or ​experience to an end, so that you are ​able to ​start new ​activities: a ​sense of closure to achieve/​reach closure

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(Definition of closure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"closure" in American English

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closurenoun

 us   /ˈkloʊ·ʒər/
  • closure noun (STOP OPERATING)

[C] the ​act of ​stoppingoperations of a ​business, ​school, ​hospital, etc.: A ​stormforced the closure of many ​schools and ​businesses.
  • closure noun (SATISFACTION)

[U] the ​feeling or ​act of ​bringing something ​bad to an end: a ​sense of closure Yesterday’s ​vote will ​bring closure to a ​painfulchapter in ​history.
(Definition of closure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"closure" in Business English

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closurenoun

uk   us   /ˈkləʊʒər/
[C or U] the ​act of permanently ​closing a ​business, ​factory, etc., or the ​condition of being ​closed permanently: Unions fought hard against the closure of the mine.be threatened with/face closure The ​shop is now facing closure after ​local councillors ​dismissed the ​licenceapplication. factory/​branch/​store closures a proposed/​planned/possible closure temporary/​permanent/​total closure The ​carmaker was saved from closure in 2006.
[S or U] the ​act of ​ending something: More ​companies could ​look to ​outsourceworkoverseas after the closure of a ​taxloophole.
(Definition of closure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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