closing

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: closing

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nadj
the act of closing something
final or ending
2
n
approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: closing
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n the act of closing something

Synonyms:
shutting
Antonyms:
opening
the act of opening something
Type of:
motility, motion, move, movement
a change of position that does not entail a change of location

n termination of operations

Synonyms:
closedown, closure, shutdown
Types:
plant closing
act of shutting down operation of a plant
bank closing
act of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure
layoff
the act of laying off an employee or a work force
Type of:
conclusion, ending, termination
the act of ending something

n a concluding action

Synonyms:
completion, culmination, mop up, windup
Types:
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consummation
the act of bringing to completion or fruition
consummation
the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
finish, finishing
the act of finishing
finalisation, finalization
the act of finalizing
follow-through
carrying some project or intention to full completion
follow-through
the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion
graduation
the successful completion of a program of study
fruition, realisation, realization
something that is made real or concrete
climax, coming, orgasm, sexual climax
the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
fulfillment, fulfilment
the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
close, closing curtain, finale, finis
the concluding part of any performance
Type of:
conclusion, ending, termination
the act of ending something

n the last section of a communication

Synonyms:
close, conclusion, end, ending
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anticlimax, bathos
a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
epilog, epilogue
a short passage added at the end of a literary work
epilog, epilogue
a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
peroration
(rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration
coda, finale
the closing section of a musical composition
Type of:
section, subdivision
a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

adj final or ending

“the closing stages of the election”
“the closing weeks of the year”
“the closing scene of the film”
closing remarks”
Synonyms
concluding, final, last, terminal
occurring at or forming an end or termination
terminative
coming to an end
year-end
taking place at the close of a fiscal year
Antonyms:
opening
first or beginning
beginning, first
serving to begin
first, inaugural, initiative, initiatory, maiden
serving to set in motion
introductory
serving to open or begin
starting
appropriate to the beginning or start of an event
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n approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap

“the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision”
Synonyms:
closure
Type of:
approach, approaching, coming
the act of drawing spatially closer to something
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