Dead End


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dead end

[′ded ‚end]
(acoustics)
The end of a sound studio that has the greater sound-absorbing characteristics.
(electricity)
The portion of a tapped coil through which no current is flowing at a particular switch position.
(science and technology)
The end of a conduit, passage, power line, or similar system having no exit or continuation.

What does it mean when you dream about a dead end?

In a dream, a dead end usually represents the obvious, namely the sense of one’s efforts coming to naught, or pursuing a line of research and reaching a “dead end.”

dead end

1. A length of pipe leading from a soil, waste, or vent pipe, building drain, or building sewer, which is terminated by a plug, cap, or other closed fitting; there is no circulation in this length of pipe, and no waste from a plumbing fixture is fed into it.
2. The point of fastening in a running rope system where the other end is fastened to a rope drum.
3. In concrete work, the end opposite that to which a load is applied.
4. A portion of a corridor in which the travel to an exit is in one direction only.
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