Definitions for "deadlock"
A lock which is not self-latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward.
A counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action.
A run-time error condition that occurs when two threads of execution are blocked, each waiting to acquire a resource that the other holds, and both unable to continue running.
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The circumstance that arises when either the board of directors or shareholders are evenly split on a vote and cannot take action and deadlock can lead to judicial resolution of the underlying dispute.
By splitting voting rights of shareholders and directors equally between two interests in a joint venture company, each party can prevent those activities of which it does not approve. If a dispute blows up, the deadlock is difficult to break without one of the parties being bought out.
In game theory, Deadlock is a game where the action that is mutually most beneficial is also dominant. (An example payoff matrix for Deadlock is pictured to the right.) This provides a contrast to the Prisoner's Dilemma where the mutually most beneficial action is dominated.
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Deadlock is the 37th episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 21st episode of the second season.
an error condition in which each task in a group of tasks is suspended and no task in the group can resume execution until some other task in the group executes
a stopping of activity between two equal opposing sides and neither one will compromise
inability of parties to a negotiation to move forward to a settlement.
A state where a set of transactions arrives at a place where none can proceed.
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