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Definition of occlusion:

  1. A method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect to the previous question. It was first introduced into the British House of Commons in 1882. The French word cloture was originally applied to this proceeding.
  2. The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.
  3. The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation.

Synonyms:

law of closure, plosive, blocking, stop consonant, blockage, stopover, cloture, occluded front, full point, block, full stop, mental block, arrest, pulley, closedown, halt, hitch, cube, plosive consonant, city block, occlusive, catch, closing, auction block, engine block, layover, check, point, pulley-block, stop, period, stay, gag rule, diaphragm, resolution, obstruction, cylinder block, shutdown, closure, plosive speech sound, settlement, stoppage, gag law.

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