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"closure" in British English

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closurenoun

uk   /ˈkləʊ.ʒər/ us   /ˈkloʊ.ʒɚ/
C2 [C] the fact of a business, organization, etc. stopping operating: factory/branch closures Many elderly people will be affected by the library closures.
[U] the feeling or act of bringing an unpleasant situation, 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 stopping operations of a business, school, hospital, etc.: A storm forced 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 painful chapter in history.
(Definition of closure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"closure" in Business English

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closurenoun

uk   /ˈkləʊʒər/ us  
[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 licence application. factory/branch/store closures a proposed/planned/possible closure temporary/permanent/total closure The car maker was saved from closure in 2006.
[S or U] the act of ending something: More companies could look to outsource work overseas after the closure of a tax loophole.
(Definition of closure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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