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Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. A satisfying sense of completion or completeness.

2. A defining feature of a narrative that resolves all of the issues in a ‘proper ending’. See narrat...

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closure

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 128 words.

The general noun corresponding to the verb close is closure. E.g.: “Don't expect closure—an end to the argument

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closure

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

• azure • leisure, made-to-measure, measure, pleasure, treasure • countermeasure • Australasia, embrasure • seizure • closure,

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closure

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

• azure • leisure, made-to-measure, measure, pleasure, treasure • countermeasure • Australasia, embrasure • seizure • closure,

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closure

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 116 words.

The delimitation of, or setting boundaries to, an enquiry. Massey (1999) TIBG 24 lists the methods of closure

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closure

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 112 words.

The delimitation of, or setting boundaries to, an enquiry. Massey (1999) TIBG 24 lists the methods of closure commonly used

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closure

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 122 words.

How times change. The closure Fowler included in his 1926 edition is a parliamentary term which he was at pains

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closure

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 350 words.

1 The closure included by Fowler in his 1926 edition is a parliamentary term which he was at pains to

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closure

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 57 words.

The closure of an *open set A is obtained by including in it all *limit points of the

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closure

James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 57 words.

The closure of an *open set A is obtained by including in it all *limit points of the

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closure

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics.

The closure of an open set A is obtained by including in it all limit points of the set A. For example, if A is the set {x: 1<x<2, xR} then the closure of A would include 1 and 2 as the...

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closure

Deborah Roberts.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 341 words.

Closure, the sense of finality or conclusiveness at the end of a work or some part of it. In addition to the basic fulfilment of expectations raised by particular texts, some ancient genres show...

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closure

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

Identified in the writings of Max Weber, and more recently resurrected by the British sociologist Frank Parkin, the concept emerged as an alternative to Marxist theories of inequality and...

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closure

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The delimitation of, or setting boundaries to, an enquiry. Massey (1999) TIBG 24 lists the methods of closure commonly used by geographers: oversimplification; bounding a region...

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closure

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. A satisfying sense of completion or completeness.

2. A defining feature of a narrative that resolves all of the issues in a ‘proper ending’. See narrat...

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closure

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

1 Any structure that is designed to close off the opening of a container and prevent loss of its contents.

2 In North America, the process of preparing a...

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Closures

Eric Hayot.

in The Hypothetical Mandarin

July 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 10622 words.

This chapter argues the conclusion begins by considering, in order, the following three examples: (1) Der Chinese des Schmerzes (The Chinaman of Pain, 1983), a novel by Peter Handke; (2)...

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closure <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

ˈklo:zjǝɹ

sp closure2

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synthetic closures

Edited by Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 11 words.

also known rather imprecisely as ‘plastic corks’. See closures.

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narrative closure

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 91 words.

See also closure.

1. A clear outcome in a narrative (e.g. the murderer identified, the male lead married to

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Social Closure

Juergen Mackert.

in Sociology

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 9453 words.

“Social closure” is one of the most basic terms and concepts in sociology. Basically, closure refers to processes of drawing boundaries, constructing identities, and building communities in...

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