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dead

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(electricity)
Free from any electric connection to a source of potential difference from electric charge; not having a potential different from that of earth; the term is used only with reference to current-carrying parts which are sometimes alive or charged.
(geology)
In economic geology, designating a region with no economic value.
(mining engineering)
An area of subsidence that has totally settled and is not likely to move.

What does it mean when you dream about death?

Dreams about the dead or about death are not usually omens of literal death, although they may indicate anxiety about death. Violent death may represent anger and aggression, although much depends on the more general tone or “atmosphere” of the dream. When the dreamer dies but is not particularly unhappy or distraught in the dream, death often symbolizes the letting go (or “death”) of an old part of the self or the destruction of a prior stage of life. This kind of dream death is, in other words, a symbol of self-transformation. A lifeless corpse, on the other hand, may represent a feeling of devitalization—a kind of death in life that comes from adhering to a lifeless routine. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Grave, Hearse).

dead

Descriptive of electric wiring which is not connected to a source of voltage.

dead

(1)
Non-functional; down; crashed. Especially used of hardware.

dead

(2)
At XEROX PARC, software that is working but not undergoing continued development and support.
References in classic literature ?
Doubtless they believed themselves justified by facts whose nature we cannot even conjecture in thinking a dead body a malign thing endowed with some strange power of mischief, with perhaps a will and a purpose to exert it.
he exclaimed; "he was an actor--he knows how to be dead.
In that case it is easy to understand their fear of the dead, who really were a menace and an evil.
Without an instant's hesitation he seized the dead wrists and dragged the body upon its back to the point where he had just entered.
Returning to the body, he lifted it to his shoulder, and risking all on a quick sally, ran swiftly across the narrow opening which separated the prisoner's tent from that of the dead man.
To the sleeping rugs of the dead raider he drew the corpse, then he fumbled about in the darkness until he had found Mohammed Beyd's revolver.
The dead jeddak's hands and head were removed to be added to the ornaments of his conqueror, and then his women cremated what remained, amid wild and terrible laughter.
Without a sound he slipped to the floor, stone dead.
He knew me and said, 'Ulysses, noble son of Laertes, why, poor man, have you left the light of day and come down to visit the dead in this sad place?
My son,' she answered, 'most ill-fated of all mankind, it is not Proserpine that is beguiling you, but all people are like this when they are dead.
The second of the twins was born; it was a boy, born dead.
If you allow any to enter, or if you speak a word, then my medicine will not work and the babe will be dead indeed.

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