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Meaning of "deadlock" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DEADLOCK

deadlock  [ˈdɛdˌlɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEADLOCK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Deadlock is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb deadlock in English.

WHAT DOES DEADLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Deadlock

A deadlock is a situation in which two or more competing actions are each waiting for the other to finish, and thus neither ever does. In a transactional database, a deadlock happens when two processes each within its own transaction updates two rows of information but in the opposite order. For example, process A updates row 1 then row 2 in the exact timeframe process B updates row 2 then row 1. Process A can't finish updating row 2 until process B is finished, but it cannot finish updating row 1 until process A finishes. No matter how much time is allowed to pass, this situation will never resolve itself and because of this database management systems will typically kill the transaction of the process that has done the least amount of work. In an operating system, a deadlock is a situation which occurs when a process or thread enters a waiting state because a resource requested is being held by another waiting process, which in turn is waiting for another resource. If a process is unable to change its state indefinitely because the resources requested by it are being used by another waiting process, then the system is said to be in a deadlock.

Definition of deadlock in the English dictionary

The first definition of deadlock in the dictionary is a state of affairs in which further action between two opposing forces is impossible; stalemate. Other definition of deadlock is a tie between opposite sides in a contest. Deadlock is also a lock having a bolt that can be opened only with a key.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DEADLOCK

PRESENT

Present
I deadlock
you deadlock
he/she/it deadlocks
we deadlock
you deadlock
they deadlock
Present continuous
I am deadlocking
you are deadlocking
he/she/it is deadlocking
we are deadlocking
you are deadlocking
they are deadlocking
Present perfect
I have deadlocked
you have deadlocked
he/she/it has deadlocked
we have deadlocked
you have deadlocked
they have deadlocked
Present perfect continuous
I have been deadlocking
you have been deadlocking
he/she/it has been deadlocking
we have been deadlocking
you have been deadlocking
they have been deadlocking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I deadlocked
you deadlocked
he/she/it deadlocked
we deadlocked
you deadlocked
they deadlocked
Past continuous
I was deadlocking
you were deadlocking
he/she/it was deadlocking
we were deadlocking
you were deadlocking
they were deadlocking
Past perfect
I had deadlocked
you had deadlocked
he/she/it had deadlocked
we had deadlocked
you had deadlocked
they had deadlocked
Past perfect continuous
I had been deadlocking
you had been deadlocking
he/she/it had been deadlocking
we had been deadlocking
you had been deadlocking
they had been deadlocking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will deadlock
you will deadlock
he/she/it will deadlock
we will deadlock
you will deadlock
they will deadlock
Future continuous
I will be deadlocking
you will be deadlocking
he/she/it will be deadlocking
we will be deadlocking
you will be deadlocking
they will be deadlocking
Future perfect
I will have deadlocked
you will have deadlocked
he/she/it will have deadlocked
we will have deadlocked
you will have deadlocked
they will have deadlocked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been deadlocking
you will have been deadlocking
he/she/it will have been deadlocking
we will have been deadlocking
you will have been deadlocking
they will have been deadlocking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would deadlock
you would deadlock
he/she/it would deadlock
we would deadlock
you would deadlock
they would deadlock
Conditional continuous
I would be deadlocking
you would be deadlocking
he/she/it would be deadlocking
we would be deadlocking
you would be deadlocking
they would be deadlocking
Conditional perfect
I would have deadlock
you would have deadlock
he/she/it would have deadlock
we would have deadlock
you would have deadlock
they would have deadlock
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been deadlocking
you would have been deadlocking
he/she/it would have been deadlocking
we would have been deadlocking
you would have been deadlocking
they would have been deadlocking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you deadlock
we let´s deadlock
you deadlock
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to deadlock
Past participle
deadlocked
Present Participle
deadlocking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DEADLOCK


airlock
ˈɛəˌlɒk
antilock
ˈæntɪˌlɒk
fetlock
ˈfɛtˌlɒk
flintlock
ˈflɪntˌlɒk
forelock
ˈfɔːˌlɒk
genlock
ˈdʒɛnˌlɒk
gridlock
ˈɡrɪdˌlɒk
hammerlock
ˈhæməˌlɒk
headlock
ˈhɛdˌlɒk
hemlock
ˈhɛmˌlɒk
lovelock
ˈlʌvˌlɒk
matchlock
ˈmætʃˌlɒk
Matlock
ˈmætˌlɒk
overlock
ˈəʊvəˌlɒk
padlock
ˈpædˌlɒk
sherlock
ˈʃɜːˌlɒk
Shylock
ˈʃaɪˌlɒk
sidelock
ˈsaɪdˌlɒk
warlock
ˈwɔːˌlɒk
ziplock
ˈzɪpˌlɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEADLOCK

deadeye
deadfall
deadhead
deadhouse
deadlier
deadliest
deadlift
deadlight
deadline
deadliness
deadlocked
deadly
deadly nightshade
deadly sins
deadman
deadmen
deadness
deadpan
deadpanner
deadstock

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEADLOCK

a chip off the old block
alarm clock
block
born out of wedlock
building block
bullock
clock
digital clock
eight o´clock
flock
Glock
lock
o´clock
on the block
overclock
Pollock
the clock
unblock
unlock
wedlock

Synonyms and antonyms of deadlock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DEADLOCK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «deadlock» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of deadlock

Translation of «deadlock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEADLOCK

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

Translator English - Chinese

僵局
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

punto muerto
570 millions of speakers

English

deadlock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गतिरोध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجمود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тупик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

impasse
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অচল অবস্থা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

impasse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebuntuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stillstand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

こう着状態
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

교착 상태
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Deadlock
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bế tắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोंडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çıkmaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

punto morto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

impas
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тупик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

impas
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αδιέξοδο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dooiepunt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dödläget
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vranglås
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of deadlock

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DEADLOCK»

The term «deadlock» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.642 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DEADLOCK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about deadlock

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEADLOCK»

Discover the use of deadlock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to deadlock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Deadlock
Can Emily help him get to the truth behind a bigger conspiracy? Or will they both die trying…With lightning-fast pacing, plot twists and shocking betrayals, Iris Johansen is at the top of her game in this latest thriller.
Iris Johansen, 2009
2
Deadlock
When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, cousin V.I. questions the report of accidental death and rumors of suicide.
Sara Paretsky, 2011
3
Deadlock
Long Shadow, the marshal of Cheyenne Crossing, faces a formidable foe in Abner Curry, a slick rancher who is using fear and intimidation to extend his empire
Bill Reno, 1991
4
Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest Election
Offers an account of the post-election fight for the White House, including the debate over hanging and pregnant chads, butterfly ballots, manual recounts, and the U.S. Supreme Court's role in the conclusion of the election.
‎2001
5
Deadlock
A suspense novel that asks what if a liberal Supreme Court Justice, and the all-important swing vote, has a religious conversion that changes her whole life--and the way she views the law?
James Scott Bell, 2009
6
Deadlock
It takes all the faith he can muster to wait for the answer. Without freeing a dangerous criminal, can John find Ginny before they kill her? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Al Lacy, Joanna Lacy, 2009
7
Deadlock
Alex and Jenny Gregory come to the tiny rural town of Picksburg, West Virginia, in search of a peaceful life and a safe environment to raise children, but their dreams are transformed into a nightmare by a backwoods family with evil schemes ...
William Cross, 1994
8
Deadlock
Tweed is faced with the most mysterious and dangerous task of his career when he is invited to a secret meeting with the Russians.
Colin Forbes, 1988
9
Breaking the Deadlock: The 2000 Election, the Constitution, ...
The book starts with an overview of the electoral process, including its history and guiding theories. It looks next at the Florida election itself, exploring which candidate ''really'' won and whether this is even a meaningful question.
Richard A. Posner, 2001
10
Deadlock: A John Hutchinson Novel
Deadlock will grab you from the riveting first page to its white-knuckle climax. "With a blistering pace and irresistable characters, Deadlock is the best of high-octane suspense.
Robert Liparulo, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEADLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term deadlock is used in the context of the following news items.
1
South Africa Gold Wage Talks Deadlock as Union Plans Dispute
The second-biggest union in South Africa's gold industry, which last year led a five-month platinum strike, said pay talks with the country's ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
2
Withholding tax: Deadlock between govt and traders continues
ISLAMABAD: The deadlock between the government and the business community persisted on Wednesday as the government refused to ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Deadlock in Vienna Nuclear Talks with Iran
Washington obstructionism leaves Iran nuclear talks deadlocked as another deadline approaches for resolving remaining issues. Years of ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
4
13 Days To Break Deadlock After Court Adjournment
From left, Sean Moree, counsel for China Construction America Bahamas Ltd, Damian Gomez, Minister of State in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, ... «Bahamas Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Greece and the eurozone: deadlock unbroken
Greece and the eurozone: deadlock unbroken. The situation between Greece and its creditors is still deadlocked. On a frustrating day for the ... «Deutsche Welle, Jul 15»
6
How to Break Through Deadlock on Your Team
If your team deals with important issues and team members have strong views on those issues, you can end up in a deadlock. When that ... «blogs.hbr.org, Jul 15»
7
Greek crisis: 'Reckless political games' cause of deadlock
The Greek crisis has accentuated policy differences between the political groups in the European Parliament, as the main political groupings try ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
8
Imran Farooq murder case: deadlock occurs between Pakistan …
LONDON (Dunya News) – A deadlock has occurred between the British institutions and Pakistani institutions probing Muttahida Qaumi ... «DunyaNews Pakistan, Jul 15»
9
Newcastle battling to break transfer deadlock ahead of USA tour
Newcastle United are battling to sign a player in time for the club's tour of the USA. Steve McClaren had hoped to be taking at least one new ... «Shields Gazette, Jul 15»
10
Child Protection Advocate Will Ask Federal Judge For Funds In …
Child Protection Advocate Will Ask Federal Judge For Funds In Midst Of Illinois Budget Deadlock. By Tony Arnold • 6 hours ago. ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ ... «WNIJ and WNIU, Jul 15»

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