A standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; a stalemate or impasse
‘The negotation ended in deadlock, with neither party willing to compromise on the price.’;
A condition of severe suffering due to a lack of nutrition.
(computing) An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation.
(figurative) Severe shortage of resources.
To cause or to come to a deadlock.
The act of starving, or the state of being starved.
A lock which is not self-latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward.
a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
A counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action.
‘Things are at a deadlock.’; ‘The Board is much more likely to be at a deadlock of two to two.’;
the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine;
‘the beseigers used starvation to induce surrender’; ‘they were charged with the starvation of children in their care’;
a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible;
‘reached an impasse on the negotiations’;
Starvation is a severe deficiency in caloric energy intake, below the level needed to maintain an organism's life. It is the most extreme form of malnutrition.
In concurrent computing, a deadlock is a state in which each member of a group waits for another member, including itself, to take action, such as sending a message or more commonly releasing a lock. Deadlocks are a common problem in multiprocessing systems, parallel computing, and distributed systems, where software and hardware locks are used to arbitrate shared resources and implement process synchronization.In an operating system, a deadlock occurs when a process or thread enters a waiting state because a requested system resource is held by another waiting process, which in turn is waiting for another resource held by another waiting process.