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Meaning of "a closed book" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A CLOSED BOOK

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WHAT DOES A CLOSED BOOK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of a closed book in the English dictionary

The definition of a closed book in the dictionary is a person or subject that is unknown or beyond comprehension.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A CLOSED BOOK

a bit of all right
a bit of slap and tickle
a bit thick
a bolt from the blue
a breath of fresh air
a bull in a china shop
A bursary
a capella
a cappella
a chip off the old block
a couple of
a cut above
a dime a dozen
a dog´s chance
a dog´s dinner
a dog´s life
a drop in the bucket
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
a dusty answer
a fair crack of the whip

WORDS THAT END LIKE A CLOSED BOOK

address book
an open book
audio book
black book
closed book
coloring book
comic book
cookery book
Facebook
grade book
in my book
library book
make a book
open book
paperback book
phone book
picture book
record book
road book
rule book
the book

Synonyms and antonyms of a closed book in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a closed book» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A CLOSED BOOK

Find out the translation of a closed book to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a closed book from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a closed book» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

闭卷
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un libro cerrado
570 millions of speakers

English

a closed book
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक बंद किताब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كتاب مغلق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

закрытая книга
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um livro fechado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি বন্ধ বই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un livre fermé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Buku tertutup
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Buch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ちんぷんかんぷん
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

닫힌 책
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Buku tertutup
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cuốn sách đóng cửa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு மூடிய புத்தகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बंद पुस्तक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kapalı bir kitap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un libro chiuso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zamkniętą księgą
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

закрита книга
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o carte închisă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα κλειστό βιβλίο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n geslote boek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en stängd bok
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en lukket bok
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a closed book

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A CLOSED BOOK»

The term «a closed book» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.550 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A CLOSED BOOK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «a closed book» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «a closed book» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a closed book

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A CLOSED BOOK»

Discover the use of a closed book in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a closed book and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Closed Book
' Evening Standard‘Gilbert Adair’s spookily gripping novel blends an Agatha Christie-like twist with a Hitchcockian plot.’ Marie Claire‘This short, intellectually resourceful thriller…sparklingly clever, adroit and entertaining ...
Gilbert Adair, 2010
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Teaching Psychology: A Handbook : Readings from Teaching of ...
Test 4 was taken by all students as a closed-book examination (the experimental subjects knew in advance that this would not be an open-book examination). The results of this last, closed-book examination, which covered the material in the ...
James Hartley, Wilbert James McKeachie, 1990
3
Hebrew Bible, Old Testament: From the Renaissance to the ...
Bible – a Closed Book? As far as most of the people of England and Scotland were concerned, the Bible was a closed book in the later Middle Ages. A Middle English carol re- ferred to the story of the Fall as something that clerkis fyndyn ...
Magne Sæbø, 2008
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Current Issues in Applied Memory Research
A recent study (Agarwal, Karpicke, Kang, Roediger, & McDermott, 2008) delved more deeply into the issue of whether the kind of test influences the testing effect. In a closed-book test, students take the test without having concurrent access to ...
Graham M. Davies, Daniel B. Wright, 2009
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Imagery and Symbolism in Counselling
We speak of a 'closed book', a person who doesn't give anything away; or being able to read someone like a book, referring to openness. A book's cover is in contact with the outside world, keeping the contents secure from prying eyes.
William Stewart, 1996
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Mind on Statistics
She gives her final exam as an open-book exam one semester and as a closed- book exam the next semester. She also categorizes students by whether or not they have an A going into the final. Table 16.3 gives a hypothetical set of means for ...
Jessica Utts, Robert Heckard, 2014
7
Strategies and Tactics for the First Year Law Student
To create an outline for a closed-book exam, continue with what you've been doing all along: going from a “micro” view of the course to a “macro” view of the course. As long as you've kept up with condensing your notes onto note cards (or in ...
Kimm Alayne Walton, Lazar Emanuel, 2004
8
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Discovered: A Reference Book of ...
The whole life of a Sikh revolves around this book.Despite being such an important book for the whole Sikh Community it is also true that the Granth is a closed book for many Sikhs born outside India, as well as for the majority of other ...
‎1999
9
The Apocalypse Today
The message of the Book of Revelation for the 20th century, presented by a leading Scottish theologian.
Thomas Forsyth Torrance, 1960
10
Insider's Guide To Your First Year Of Law School: A ...
... questions or even short answer, but first-year course professors usually focus their time and effort on closed-book exams consisting of one or two large fact patterns. The challenge: The challenge with a closed-book, in-class exam is twofold.
Justin Spizman, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A CLOSED BOOK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a closed book is used in the context of the following news items.
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Batter up - Kingsport's newest ballfield complex dedicated
Fleming cited several examples of where something old has become something new — a closed book plant redeveloped into a farmers market, ... «Kingsport Times News, Jul 15»
2
Rohan Dennis a red-hot chance at Tour de France yellow
You can't look at it as a closed book, you have to look at it as a way to improve confidence. The second you become content with what you've ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
3
Wheatley reclaims FCA bonus in £701k package
Wheatley, who lost his £115,000 bonus last year after a closed book blunder at the regulator, took home £92,000 in performance-related pay in ... «Citywire.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Southend make ex-Leyton Orient striker their first signing
“It's a closed book and I've opened a new chapter here at Southend. I hope to do well here and help the team. We have the players here to do ... «The 72 - We Love the Football League, Jul 15»
5
Column: Columbus cemetery resting place of many key figures
In many respects, City Cemetery, adjacent to Donner Park between 16th and 19th streets, is a closed book. There are only a handful of plots ... «The Republic, Jul 15»
6
“1913: Seeds of Conflict”: New Doc Explores Little-Known History of …
Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik once wrote, “The past is indeterminate, a closed book. It is only the present and future that can pry it open and read ... «Religion Dispatches, Jun 15»
7
'Dumb' Brits just don't get my plays, laments Tom Stoppard
It will be a closed book to you, one whose covers you'll find it impossible to pry apart. I'm sure that some of Stoppard's fans are full-fledged ... «The Australian, Jun 15»
8
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' London Play is Not a Prequel …
However, Rowling has insisted that the trio's stories are a closed book. She has provided more insight to the world and characters she has ... «Christianity Daily, Jun 15»
9
The Living Landscape: Cole Creek
... know it or care, as a closed book on a shelf continues to whisper to itself its own inexhaustible tale.” – Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. «Lake County News, Jun 15»
10
Jinggoy on reconciling with JV: Impossible dream
“The chapter between the mother and me is now a closed book, but the chapter between the son and me is a different story,” Estrada said. «Philippine Star, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. A closed book [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-closed-book>. May 2019 ».
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