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adjective closed pronunciation in British English /kləʊzd/
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  1. 1
    if a door, window, lid etc is closed, it is covering an open area, passage, or hole

    closed curtains

    All the doors are closed and locked.

    tightly closed/closed tight:

    Keep your eyes tightly closed.

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  2. 2
    not operating or doing business, especially for the night or weekend

    All the shops were closed.

    closed to:

    This part of the museum is closed to the public.

  3. 3
    held in private, with no journalists or members of the public allowed

    Cases of this type are tried in a closed military court.

    in closed session:

    The meeting was held in closed session.

  4. 5
    with a fixed or limited number of parts, members, or answers

    a closed question

    The law is not a closed set of rules and principles.


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