Business Dictionary :
Dead : adjective : (a) not alive
• Six people were dead as a result of the accident.
• The founders of the company are all dead.
: (b) Not working
• Dead account = account which is no longer used
• The line went dead = the telephone line suddenly stopped working
= total loss
• The car was written off as a dead loss.
= money which is not invested to make a profit
= time of year when there are few tourist’s about
: date by which some¬thing has to be done
• To meet a deadline = to finish something in time
• We’ve missed our October 1st deadline.
: point where two sides in a dispute cannot agree
• The negotiations have reached a deadlock.
• To break a deadlock = to find a way to start discussions again
: to be unable to agree to continue discussing
• Talks have been deadlocked for ten days = after ten days the talks have not produced any agreement
: heavy goods like coal, iron or sand
= heavy cargo which is charged by weight, not by volume
or Deadweight Tonnage
= largest amount of cargo which a ship can carry safely
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