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deadlock

noun block, blockage, check, checkmate, dead end, dead heat, dilemma, draw, drawn battle, drawn game, frustration, impasse, insoluble difference, no decision, obstruction, paralysis, predicament, quandary, stalemate, stand off, standstill, state of inaction, state of indecision, state of inertia, state of neutralization, stoppage, stumbling block, tie
Associated concepts: deadlock breaking instructions, deaddocked corporation, jury deadlocked, tie vote
See also: abeyance, bar, check, clog, draw, halt, impasse, impede, interruption, quagmire, stem
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Salas' jury had reported Wednesday that it was deadlocked 6-6 on the attempted murder counts, and 7-5 in favor of not guilty on the remaining counts, Salas' attorney, Dominick Mills, said.
If the node that runs the algorithm is deadlocked, all its successors are deadlocked.
The case law indicates that when faced with a deadlocked jury, a trial judge wishing to avoid reversal on appeal has three options: 1) declare a mistrial; 2) read 3.
With the sides deadlocked after 90 minutes and again in extra time the game went to a penalty shoot out and then sudden death with McDonald claiming the trophy for the Galway College after his goalkeeper Philip King had just saved from Damien Mooney.
Venture capital group 3i said yesterday initial approaches to acquire rival Electra Investment Trust to form a pounds 5 billion private equity company had been rebuffed and talks were deadlocked.
Exit polls showed Likud deadlocked with the centre-left Zionist Union of Isaac Herzog.
The South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) and AMSA affiliated employer organisations have deadlocked in their negotiation and will be embarking on conciliation from today, 18 July 2012.
Since the initiator knows the resource requirement of all deadlocked processes, it minimizes the message overhead associated with deadlock resolution unlike in [10].
Acas gave both parties time to reflect upon its initiative and met with the airline and the union on Tuesday but reported that the two parties remain deadlocked.
Summary: Talks to try to break the deadlocked postal dispute are due to resume as the Royal Mail faces legal action over recruiting agency staff.
Tsvangirai and Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe left a weekend summit of southern African leaders in Johann-esburg still deadlocked over how to share power, though talks are due to continue.
But they deadlocked seven to five over whether the plaintiffs' physicians would have recognized the potential risks or side effects.