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Standstill vs. Stalemate — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Standstill and Stalemate

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Standstill

Complete cessation of activity or progress
Work came to a standstill.
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Stalemate

Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move. The rules of chess provide that when stalemate occurs, the game ends as a draw.
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Standstill

Complete immobility; halt.
The wreck brought traffic to a standstill for hours.
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Stalemate

A situation in which further action is blocked; a deadlock.
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Standstill

A standing without moving forward or backward; a stop; a state of rest.
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Stalemate

A position in chess resulting in a draw because the player whose turn it is, though not currently in check, would be put into check by any possible move.
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Standstill

A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible;
Reached an impasse on the negotiations
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Stalemate

To bring into a stalemate.
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Standstill

An interruption of normal activity
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Stalemate

(chess) The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.
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Stalemate

(by extension) Any situation that has no obvious possible movement, but involves no personal loss.
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Stalemate

Any kind of match in which neither contestant laid claim to victory; a draw.
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Stalemate

To bring about a state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves.
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Stalemate

To bring about a stalemate, in which no advance in an argument is achieved.
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Stalemate

The position of the king when he can not move without being placed in check and there is no other piece which can be moved.
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Stalemate

To subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand.
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Stalemate

A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible;
Reached an impasse on the negotiations
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Stalemate

Drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check
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Stalemate

Subject to a stalemate
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