closure


closure
[[t]klo͟ʊʒə(r)[/t]]
closures
1) N-VAR The closure of a place such as a business or factory is the permanent ending of the work or activity there.

...the closure of the Ravenscraig steelworks.

...British Coal's proposed pit closures...

Almost three in four clinics say they face closure by the end of the year.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp The closure of a road or border is the blocking of it in order to prevent people from using it.

English dictionary. 2008.

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