deadlock vs impasse what difference

what is difference between deadlock and impasse

English

Etymology

From dead +‎ lock.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛdlɒk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛdlɑk/

Noun

deadlock (countable and uncountable, plural deadlocks)

  1. A standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; a stalemate or impasse.
  2. (computing) An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation.
    Coordinate terms: livelock, starvation

Derived terms

  • break the deadlock

Translations

Verb

deadlock (third-person singular simple present deadlocks, present participle deadlocking, simple past and past participle deadlocked)

  1. (intransitive) To cause or come to a deadlock.

Further reading

  • deadlock on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Czech

Noun

deadlock m

  1. (computing) deadlock

Synonyms

  • uváznutí n

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English deadlock.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌdɛd.ˈlɔ.ki/, /ˌdɛ.d͡ʒi.ˈlɔ.ki/

Noun

deadlock m (plural deadlocks)

  1. (computing) deadlock (inability to continue operating due to two processes requiring a response from one other)


English

Etymology

Borrowed from French impasse.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈæmpɑːs/, /æmˈpɑːs/, /ˈɪmpɑːs/, /ɪmˈpɑːs/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɪmpæs/, /ɪmˈpæs/

Noun

impasse (plural impasses)

  1. a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac [1851]
  2. a deadlock or stalemate situation in which no progress can be made
    • 2010, Clare Vanderpool, Moon Over Manifest
      “Young man, this town is at a bit of an impasse. If you have any suggestion that might help, now would be the time to voice it.”

Translations

References

Further reading

  • impasse at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • pessima, sempais

French

Etymology

From im- +‎ passe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.pɑs/

Noun

impasse f (plural impasses)

  1. stalemate, impasse (situation in which no progress can be made; not used in the chess sense of stalemate)
  2. dead-end; cul-de-sac (street)

Derived terms

  • faire l’impasse

Descendants

  • English: impasse
  • German: Impasse
  • Italian: impasse
  • Portuguese: impasse
  • Spanish: impasse

Further reading

  • “impasse” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

From French impasse.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /emˈpas/

Noun

impasse f (invariable)

  1. impasse, dead-end, deadlock, stalemate
    Synonym: stallo

References

Further reading

  • impasse in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams

  • Messapi, assempi, pessima

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from French impasse.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ĩ.ˈpa.si/

Noun

impasse m (plural impasses)

  1. impasse (a situation in which no progress can be made)

Further reading

  • “impasse” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • impás

Etymology

Borrowed from French impasse.

Noun

impasse m (plural impasses)

  1. impasse

Further reading

  • “impasse” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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