closing

closing
noun
1. the act of closing something (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑shutting
Ant: ↑opening
Derivationally related forms: ↑close, ↑shut (for: ↑shutting)
Hypernyms: ↑motion, ↑movement, ↑move, ↑motility
2. the last section of a communication
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in conclusion I want to say...

Syn: ↑conclusion, ↑end, ↑close, ↑ending
Derivationally related forms: ↑close, ↑end (for: ↑end)
Hypernyms: ↑section, ↑subdivision
Hyponyms:
anticlimax, ↑bathos, ↑epilogue, ↑epilog, ↑peroration, ↑finale, ↑coda
Part Holonyms: ↑narration, ↑recital, ↑yarn, ↑address, ↑speech
3. approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
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the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision

Syn: ↑closure
Derivationally related forms: ↑close (for: ↑closure), ↑close
Hypernyms: ↑approach, ↑approaching, ↑coming
4. termination of operations
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they regretted the closure of the day care center

Syn: ↑closure, ↑closedown, ↑shutdown
Derivationally related forms: ↑shut down (for: ↑shutdown), ↑close, ↑close down (for: ↑closedown), ↑close (for: ↑closure)
Hypernyms: ↑termination, ↑ending, ↑conclusion
Hyponyms: ↑plant closing, ↑bank closing, ↑layoff
5. a concluding action
Syn: ↑completion, ↑culmination, ↑windup, ↑mop up
Derivationally related forms: ↑mop up (for: ↑mop up), ↑wind up (for: ↑windup), ↑close, ↑culminate (for: ↑culmination), ↑complete (for: ↑completion)
Hypernyms: ↑termination, ↑ending, ↑conclusion
Hyponyms:
adjective
final or ending (Freq. 3)
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the closing stages of the election

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the closing weeks of the year

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the closing scene of the film

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closing remarks

Ant: ↑opening
Similar to: ↑concluding, ↑final, ↑last, ↑terminal, ↑terminative, ↑year-end

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