closing

Definitions of closing
  1. noun
    the act of closing something
    synonyms: shutting
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    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
  2. noun
    termination of operations
    synonyms: closedown, closure, shutdown
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    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
  3. noun
    a concluding action
    synonyms: completion, culmination, mop up, windup
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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
    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
  4. noun
    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
    afterword, epilog, epilogue
    a short section 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)
  5. adjective
    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
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    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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  6. noun
    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
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    type of:
    approach, approaching, coming
    the act of drawing spatially closer to something
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