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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To all those who continue to do good works through DAV, thank you for your dedication in helping others overcome dead ends.
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After the ego trip wears off, riders will be back in their automobiles, taxpayers will be stuck with another government ``we know better than private enterprise'' white elephant, property owners will be stuck with reduced values and surface travelers of all kinds will be stuck with dead ends and lengthy detours thanks to the concrete and steel defecation called a ``track.
There were many dead ends and many, many doomsayers along the way.
Banding is used to secure three bolt suspension clamps, dead ends, equipment, and other attachments to round, square, or octagonal poles.