closed society


Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • open society/closed society — Contrast made famous in the works of Popper, particularly The Open Society and its Enemies (1945). Open societies are those in which the actions of individuals can be freely assessed and monitored, and subjected to criticism in liberal and… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • closed — S3 [kləuzd US klouzd] adj 1.) not open = ↑shut ≠ ↑open ▪ Make sure all the windows are closed. ▪ She kept her eyes tightly closed. 2.) [not before noun] if a shop, public building etc is closed, it is not open and people cannot enter or use it =… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • closed — [ klouzd ] adjective ** ▸ 1 covering passage/hole ▸ 2 not doing business ▸ 3 not allowed to everyone ▸ 4 not considering ideas ▸ 5 with fixed number of something ▸ 6 forming complete circle ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) if a door, window, lid, etc. is closed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • closed — [klōzd] adj. 1. not open; shut [a closed door] 2. covered over or enclosed [a closed wagon] 3. functioning independently; self sufficient [a closed economic system] 4. not receptive to new or different ideas [a closed mind] 5 …   English World dictionary

  • closed */*/ — UK [kləʊzd] / US [kloʊzd] adjective 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. 2) not… …   English dictionary

  • closed — adjective 1 shut, especially overnight or for a certain period of time: The shops are closed on Sundays. | closed to the public/visitors etc: The gardens are closed to visitors in winter. 2 restricted to a particular group of people: closed… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • closed — [[t]klo͟ʊzd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A closed group of people does not welcome new people or ideas from outside. They said that the EC had never been a closed circle... It is a closed society in the sense that they ve not been exposed to… …   English dictionary

  • closed — adjective 1》 not open or allowing access.     ↘not open to all: the UN Security Council met in closed session. 2》 not communicating with or influenced by others: a closed society. 3》 Mathematics (of a set) having the property that the result of a …   English new terms dictionary

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