General English

  • noun the shutting of something, or the fact of being shut


  • noun the voluntary closing of an innings; declaration
    Citation ‘When eight wickets had fallen and 306 was on the board, Hollins declared the innings closed. The closure, as it turned out, was very neatly timed’ (Headlam 1903)

Information & Library Science

  • noun the act of closing something down

Media Studies

  • noun a situation in which somebody receiving a piece of communication ‘closes down’ and refuses to accept any more of it, usually because it conflicts with the receiver’s already-held beliefs or values