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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 ?
"See," said I, pointing to the dead brute, "is the Law not alive?
"Bah!" 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.
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.
"Stolen," she shuddered, and thought of the dead soldier with his face uplifted to the sky in an agony of supplication.
"'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 sinews no longer hold the flesh and bones together; these perish in the fierceness of consuming fire as soon as life has left the body, and the soul flits away as though it were a dream.
I do not know whether your son is alive or dead, and it is not right to talk when one does not know.'
Now that his two sons perished in one day, Brother by brother murderously slain, By right of kinship to the Princes dead, I claim and hold the throne and sovereignty.
"The king must see the dead infant, and if he suspect, and even reeds have ears, you know the heart of Chaka and where we shall lie to-morrow."

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