Definition of 'closure'
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The ticket office closure programme was completed last year. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We need a full and permanent closure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He gives an amusing account of the vigorous campaign against his hospital closure programme. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two of the temporary closures were during summer months. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is not with a view to a sale or closure of the business. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This region has been held back after the factory closures after the end of big industry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The past month has seen daily factory closures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Houses were standing empty and the school faced closure unless something happened. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001) News of the closures follows concerns that high fees are driving away potential students. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Road closures remain in place around the crash site. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Previous closure programmes threw up some unusual changes of use. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The figures show that the temporary closures are occurring all year round. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This deal is the next stage in the closure of the business. Times, Sunday Times (2015)New factory closures announced yesterday brought to eight the number of plants to be shut this year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They added that the continuing downturn on the high street could lead to further job cuts and store closures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Fears of complete closure seem unjustified. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Government faces a legal challenge over the proposed closure of public libraries. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The area's industrial landscape had been ripped apart by the closure of its pits and shipyards. The Sun (2013)Administrators have announced the first tranche of store closures and have cut nearly 1,100 jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sensational trial hasn't brought complete closure. The Sun (2013)Its proposed closure moved 7,000 people to sign a petition against it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Over the summer of 1992 plans were drawn up for the announcement of pit closures. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It claimed the refinery was losing 10m a month and was in danger of permanent closure unless new investment could be found. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Pubs, takeaways and restaurants will face closure if they are found employing illegal immigrants under plans announced by the government yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This means they also have things like closure, resolution, and an overarching plot. Christianity Today (2000)Unite said that the closure was'devastating news' for the workforce. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Experts said that its permanent closure could push up petrol prices and jeopardise the security of Britain's fuel supply by forcing the country to rely on imports. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'closure'
British English: closure /ˈkləʊʒə/ NOUN
business The closure of a business or factory is the permanent shutting of it.
They are protesting against the closure of the main post office.
- American English: closure
- Arabic: إِغْلَاق
- Brazilian Portuguese: fechamento
- Chinese: 关闭
- Croatian: zatvaranje
- Czech: uzavření
- Danish: lukning
- Dutch: sluiting
- European Spanish: cierre acción
- Finnish: sulkeminen
- French: fermeture
- German: Schließung
- Greek: κλείσιμο
- Italian: chiusura
- Japanese: 閉鎖
- Korean: 종결
- Norwegian: avslutning
- Polish: zamknięcie
- European Portuguese: encerramento
- Romanian: închidere
- Russian: закрытие
- Spanish: cierre finalización
- Swedish: avslutning
- Thai: การปิด
- Turkish: kapanış
- Ukrainian: закриття
- Vietnamese: sự đóng kín
British English: closure NOUN
road The closure of a road or border is the blocking of it in order to prevent people from using it.
Overnight storms left many streets underwater and forced the closure of road tunnels in the city.
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