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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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).

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dead

Descriptive of electric wiring which is not connected to a source of voltage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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