Negotiate vs Mutex - What's the difference?

negotiate | mutex |


As a verb negotiate

is to confer with others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement.

As a noun mutex is

mutex.

negotiate

English

(Negotiation)

Verb

(negotiat)
  • To confer with others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement.
  • * 1963 , , to the eight fellow clergymen who opposed the civil rights action, "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait
  • "You are quite right in calling for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue."
  • To arrange or settle something by mutual agreement.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author=(Timothy Garton Ash)
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli , passage=Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe.
  • To succeed in coping with, or getting over something.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=June 29, author=Kevin Mitchell, work=the Guardian
  • , title= Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau , passage=Novak Djokovic earlier had negotiated his own tricky passage through the fifth day.}}
  • (obsolete) To transact business; to carry on trade.
  • (Hammond)
  • (obsolete) To intrigue; to scheme.
  • (Francis Bacon)

    Derived terms

    * negotiable * negotiation * negotiator * negotiatory

    mutex

    English

    Noun

    (es) (wikipedia mutex)
  • (computing, programming) An object in a program that serves as a lock, used to negotiate mutual exclusion among threads.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To apply a mutex to.
  • * 2002 , "Steve Connet", Re: best way to interrupt a select() call in a (POSIX) thread?'' (on newsgroup ''comp.programming.threads )
  • Or you can have a single pipe that is mutexed' so each thread can only write to the pipe exclusively. Alternatively, you can have each thread put the finished fd in a globally ' mutexed list.