Deadlock vs Logjam - What's the difference?

deadlock | logjam |


As nouns the difference between deadlock and logjam

is that deadlock is a standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; a stalemate or impasse while logjam is an excess of logs being conveyed on a river, so that their motion halts.

As a verb deadlock

is to cause or to come to a deadlock.

deadlock

English

Noun

(wikipedia deadlock) (en noun)
  • A standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; a stalemate or impasse
  • (computing) An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation
  • Derived terms

    * break the deadlock

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to cause or to come to a deadlock
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    logjam

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An excess of logs being conveyed on a river, so that their motion halts.
  • (figuratively) A clog or such jam or mess that halts or greatly delays progress.
  • Efforts to amend the law got sidetracked in an administrative logjam .
    A step forward for the minimum wage increase this afternoon, as the Senate cleared the logjam of the Republican filibuster. [http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/1/30/13150/5672]

    See also

    * bottleneck * * traffic jam * vicious circle