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1       adj   A closed group of people does not welcome new people or ideas from outside.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: open)    It was to be a closed circle of no more than twelve women..., It is a closed society in the sense that they've not been exposed to many things.     
    a closed book  
    behind closed doors  

closed-circuit      , closed circuit  
A closed-circuit television or video system is one that operates within a limited area such as a building.      adj   ADJ n  
There's a closed-circuit television camera in the reception area.     
closed shop        ( closed shops    plural  ) If a factory, shop, or other business is a closed shop, the employees must be members of a particular trade union.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
...the trade union which they are required to join under the closed shop agreement.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    fastened, locked, out of business, out of service, sealed, shut  
2    concluded, decided, ended, finished, over, resolved, settled, terminated  
3    exclusive, restricted  
1    ajar, open, unclosed, unfastened, unlocked, unsealed  

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