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closed

  

      adj  
1    blocked against entry; shut  
2    restricted; exclusive  
3    not open to question or debate  
4    (of a hunting season, etc.) close  
5      (Maths)  
a    (of a curve or surface) completely enclosing an area or volume  
b    (of a set) having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same set  
the integers are a closed set under multiplication     
6      (Also)    checked     (Phonetics)  
a    denoting a syllable that ends in a consonant  
b       another word for       close   1       21  
7    not open to public entry or membership  
a closed society     


closed book  
      n  
1    something deemed unknown or incapable of being understood  
2    a matter that has been finally concluded and admits of no further consideration  
closed-captioned  
      adj   (of a video recording) having subtitles which appear on screen only if the cassette is played through a special decoder  
closed chain  
      n     (Chem)      another name for       ring   1       18  
closed circuit  
      n   a complete electrical circuit through which current can flow when a voltage is applied  
   Compare       open circuit  
closed-circuit television  
      n   a television system in which signals are transmitted from the television camera to the receivers by cables or telephone links forming a closed circuit, as used in shops, hospitals, etc.  
closed community  
      n     (Ecology)   a plant community that does not allow for further colonization, all the available niches being occupied  
closed corporation  
      n     (U.S)   a corporation the stock of which is owned by a small number of persons and is rarely traded on the open market,   (Also)    close corporation  
closed cycle  
      n     (Engineering)   a heat engine in which the working substance is continuously circulated and does not need replenishment  
closed-door  
      adj   private; barred to members of the public  
a closed-door meeting     
closed game  
      n     (Chess)   a relatively complex game involving closed ranks and files and permitting only nontactical positional manoeuvring  
   Compare       open game  
closed primary  
      n     (U.S. government)   a primary in which only members of a particular party may vote  
   Compare       open primary  
closed scholarship  
      n   a scholarship for which only certain people, such as those from a particular school or with a particular surname, are eligible  
closed sentence  
      n     (Logic)   a formula that contains no free occurrence of any variable  
   Compare       open sentence  
closed set  
      n     (Maths)  
1    a set that includes all the values obtained by application of a given operation to its members  
2    a topological set containing all its own limit points  
3    an interval on the real line including its end points, as <lsb>0, 1<rsb>, the set of reals between and including 0 and 1  
closed shop  
      n   (formerly) an industrial establishment in which there exists a contract between a trade union and the employer permitting the employment of the union's members only  
   Compare       open shop       union shop  
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exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
adj.
serving no purpose
exp.
not an easy task
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
n.
no activitiy
Economy term
exp.
non, pas encore
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
n.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
exp.
If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.
n.
someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
n.
parent whose children no longer leave in the family home
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
exp.
Unique user’s identity on internet is simply is user life in cyberspace while if user leave no record or trace of his virtual life is virtual death.
[Tech.]
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
exp.
there is something really obvious that no one talks about

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