Dead End

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dead end

[′ded ‚end]
The end of a sound studio that has the greater sound-absorbing characteristics.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.”

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But it is not a dead end. It is the inner state that leads to the soul.
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He left the Dead End Kids after 19 films to go to medical school, and practiced medicine for almost 50 years in Los Angeles.
When they started designing the dead end, engineers sought to make it from austempered ductile iron, a cast iron with nickel, in order to make them very strong without increasing size.
A Palestinian leader I have long admired, Ashrawi is not afraid in this cover article to ask the question that demands to be asked: Why have the Palestinians followed the Israelis down the dead end of violence and terror?
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If these logs are obtained in a timely fashion, the investigation will lead quickly to either the hacker or a dead end. Generally, the dead end often results when hackers jump through or from foreign countries.
The good news is that the dead end of a military career path only results in early retirement and a new job.
This seeming dead end led him to study the then newly identified interferon molecules, which are produced by immune-system cells.