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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.
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Thinking of death spatially as a threshold, rather than linearly as a border, has implications for the way in which we consider live- and deadness, in both human and non-human beings.
But the euphemisms are no better than embalming at preserving our dead or concealing our deadness.
On the other hand, an intellectualised and rigid deadness prohibits genuine relational contact.
It was a naked-and-dead year because actual nakedness and actual deadness seemed to be in unusually abundant supply, at least in certain parts of the TV spectrum.
I look the same to most people, but those who love me can see what they call the deadness in my eyes.
"Escaping containment" is the title of Roche's first chapter on the early plays, and in the context of Friel's first radio and stage plays (most of which he has disowned), Private Gar does appear like a Jack-out-of-the-box disrupting the surface deadness of small town Ballybeg.
The presence of so much deadness in modern realism "points to the deadening of spiritual faculties in any materialist society, including our own."
939) and more common meaning of "not alive." The association became clinched in our language, and many of us first learned this simile in the opening of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, in which Scrooge himself cogitates about the deadness of doornails:
But the moral deadness these words bespeak can hardly be overlooked in retrospect.
He is notable, rather, for his insight into the abstraction, hollowness, and deadness that commodification introduces into human relations.
With the recession came a deadness in sales of pretty much everything in the big equipment category.