closing (n.)

late 14c., "act of closing; that which closes," verbal noun from close (v.). Closing-time is from 1841.

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Definitions of closing from WordNet
closing (n.)
the act of closing something;
Synonyms: shutting
closing (n.)
the last section of a communication;
Synonyms: conclusion / end / close / ending
closing (n.)
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
closing (n.)
termination of operations;
Synonyms: closure / closedown / shutdown
closing (n.)
a concluding action;
Synonyms: completion / culmination / windup / mop up
closing (adj.)
final or ending;
the closing scene of the film
the closing weeks of the year
closing remarks
the closing stages of the election