Close Reading

Entertainment / Literature / Close Reading: Reading a piece of literature carefully, bit by bit, in order to analyze the significance of every individual word, image, and artistic ornament.

Other Words for Close

Close Adjective Synonyms: closed, shut (up), fixed, fast, secure, tight
Close Adverb Synonyms: end, termination, conclusion, finish, completion, cessation, culmination
Close Verb Synonyms: shut, close up, seal, close off, lock, padlock, secure, fasten

Critical Reading

Entertainment / Literature / Critical Reading: Careful analysis of an essay's structure and logic in order to determine the validity of an argument. Often this term is used synonymously with close reading (see above), but I prefer to reserve close MORE

Medium Close Up (MCU)

Technology / Television (TV) / Medium Close Up (MCU): A framing in between medium shot and close-up. MORE

Market-On-Close (MOC) Order

Business / Finance / Market-On-Close (MOC) Order: An order to trade stocks, options, or futures as close as possible to the market close. MORE

Management-Closely Held Shares

Business / Finance / Management-Closely Held Shares: Percentage of shares held by persons closely related to a company, as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Part of these percentages often are included in 'institutional holdings'--makin MORE

Negotiated Reading

Technology / Television (TV) / Negotiated Reading: In cultural studies, the interpretation of the text that partially accepts and partially rejects the meanings that the text emphasizes. MORE

Limit On Close Order

Business / Finance / Limit On Close Order: An order to buy or sell stock at the closing price only if the price is at a predetermined level or better. MORE