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Logjam vs Stalemate - What's the difference?

logjam | stalemate |

In figuratively|lang=en terms the difference between logjam and stalemate

is that logjam is (figuratively) a clog or such jam or mess that halts or greatly delays progress while stalemate is (figuratively) to bring about a stalemate, in which no advance in an argument is achieved.

As nouns the difference between logjam and stalemate

is that logjam is an excess of logs being conveyed on a river, so that their motion halts while stalemate is (chess) the state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.

As a verb stalemate is

(chess|transitive) to bring about a state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves.

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

    stalemate

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chess) The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.
  • Any situation that has no obvious possible movement, but does not involve any personal loss.
  • Verb

    (stalemat)
  • (chess) To bring about a state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves.
  • (figuratively) To bring about a stalemate, in which no advance in an argument is achieved.
  • * 29 February 2012 , Aidan Foster-Carter, BBC News North Korea: The denuclearisation dance resumes [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17213948]
  • The North Korean nuclear issue, stalemated for the past three years, is now back in play again - not before time.

    See also

    * check

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