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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dead·lock /ˈdɛdˌlɑk/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 dead·lock n.
 1. A lock which is not self-latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward.
 2. A counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action.
    Things are at a deadlock.   --London Times.
    The Board is much more likely to be at a deadlock of two to two.   --The Century.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a situation in which no progress can be made or no
          advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the
          negotiations" [syn: dead end, impasse, stalemate, standstill]