[kloh-zher] /ˈkloʊ ʒər/
the act of closing; the state of being closed.
a bringing to an end; conclusion.
something that closes or shuts.
1 (def 2).
an architectural screen or parapet, especially one standing free between columns or piers.
Phonetics. an occlusion of the vocal tract as an articulatory feature of a particular speech sound.
Compare (def 5).
Parliamentary Procedure. a cloture.
Surveying. completion of a closed traverse in such a way that the point of origin and the endpoint coincide within an acceptably small margin of error.
Obsolete. something that encloses or shuts in; enclosure.
verb (used with or without object), closured, closuring.
Parliamentary Procedure. to .
the act of closing or the state of being closed
an end or conclusion
something that closes or shuts, such as a cap or seal for a container
(in a deliberative body) a procedure by which debate may be halted and an immediate vote taken See also cloture, guillotine, gag rule
(geology) the vertical distance between the crest of an anticline and the lowest contour that surrounds it
(phonetics) the obstruction of the breath stream at some point along the vocal tract, such as the complete occlusion preliminary to the articulation of a stop
(psychol) the tendency, first noted by Gestalt psychologists, to see an incomplete figure like a circle with a gap in it as more complete than it is
(transitive) (in a deliberative body) to end (debate) by closure
late 14c., “a barrier, a fence,” from Old French closure “enclosure; that which encloses, fastening, hedge, wall, fence,” also closture “barrier, division; enclosure, hedge, fence, wall” (12c., Modern French clôture), from Late Latin clausura “lock, fortress, a closing” (source of Italian chiusura), from past participle stem of Latin claudere “to close” (see close (v.)). Sense of “act of closing, bringing to a close” is from early 15c. In legislation, especially “closing or stopping of debate.” Sense of “tendency to create ordered and satisfying wholes” is 1924, from Gestalt psychology.
[koh-uh-les] /ˌkoʊ əˈlɛs/ verb (used without object), coalesced, coalescing. 1. to grow together or into one body: The two lakes coalesced into one. 2. to unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.: The various groups coalesced into a crowd. 3. to blend or come together: Their ideas coalesced into one theory. verb (used […]
[kod-uh-fahy, koh-duh-] /ˈkɒd əˌfaɪ, ˈkoʊ də-/ verb (used with object), codified, codifying. 1. to reduce (laws, rules, etc.) to a . 2. to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection. /ˈkəʊdɪˌfaɪ; ˈkɒ-/ verb -fies, -fying, -fied 1. (transitive) to organize or collect together (laws, rules, procedures, etc) into a system or code v. […]
[koh-ur-shuh n] /koʊˈɜr ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance. 2. force or the power to use force in gaining compliance, as by a government or police force. /kəʊˈɜːʃən/ noun 1. the act or power of coercing 2. government by force n. early 15c., from Old French […]
[koh-ur-siv] /koʊˈɜr sɪv/ adjective 1. serving or tending to . adj. c.1600, from coerce + -ive. Form coercitive (attested from 1630s) is more true to Latin.