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Impasse vs Logjam - What's the difference?

impasse | logjam |

As nouns the difference between impasse and logjam

is that impasse is a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac while logjam is an excess of logs being conveyed on a river, so that their motion halts.

impasse

English

Noun

(wikipedia impasse) (en noun)
  • a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac
  • a deadlock or stalemate situation in which no progress can be made
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter XIV , passage=“It seems to me the thing's an impasse . French expression,” I explained, “meaning that we're stymied good and proper with no hope of finding a formula.”}}
  • * 2010 ,
  • "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."

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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