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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.
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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Therefore, the fractional order of time derivation is about 0.5 if anomalous dispersion is caused by solute trapping in long dead-end pores.
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"Their ministries are being sapped of vital energy by endless controversy and lack of vision" and "stuck in false polarities and dead-end thinking.
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That's a photograph in the villa's foyer of him in his familiar Duce cap, riding a bicycle up that dead-end road.
Meanwhile, those who refuse to look the other way face a dead-end in their careers
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Fences are constructed at the ends of the dead-end canals, and Christmas trees are laid on top of each other to fill the canals.