dead-end effect

dead-end effect

[′ded ‚end i′fekt]
(electricity)
Absorption of energy by unused portions of a tapped coil.
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The two world wars, fascism, communism, and other forms of dictatorship, bloody revolution and brutal repression, as well as ever more lethal forms of weapons of mass destruction, amply illustrate the dead-end effect of violence.
A probable reason for Hunter's neglect by military historians is the dual dead-end effect of the longstanding myth (as it has now happily turned out to be) that Hunter, who commanded a Brigade when he was only 32 and a Division before he was 40 and was described by a way correspondent covering the Sudan campaign as `Kitchener's sword-arm', had ordered his batman to burn all his private papers; and of the truth that, with a Field-Marshal's baton pre-eminently within his reach, Hunter was humiliatingly removed from office in 1913 by the Colonial Office when a disastrous misjudgment destroyed his term as Governor of Gibraltar.