an incorporated business the stock of which is owned by a small group.
(US) a corporation the stock of which is owned by a small number of persons and is rarely traded on the open market Also close corporation
noun 1. a couplet that concludes with an end-stopped line.
- Closed cycle
noun 1. (engineering) a heat engine in which the working substance is continuously circulated and does not need replenishment
[klohzd-dawr, -dohr] /ˈkloʊzdˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr/ adjective 1. held in strict privacy; not open to the press or the public: a closed-door strategy meeting of banking executives. adjective 1. private; barred to members of the public: a closed-door meeting
- Closed dislocation
closed dislocation n. A dislocation not complicated by an external wound. Also called simple dislocation.