Definition of Logjam

1. Noun. Any stoppage attributable to unusual activity. "The legislation ran into a logjam"

Generic synonyms: Arrest, Check, Halt, Hitch, Stay, Stop, Stoppage



2. Noun. An immovable mass of logs blocking a river.
Generic synonyms: Mass

Definition of Logjam

1. Noun. (context: lumber industry) An excess of logs being conveyed on a river, so that their motion halts. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A clog or such jam or mess that halts or greatly delays progress. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Logjam

1. to cause to become tangled in a mass [v -JAMMED, -JAMMING, -JAMS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Logjam

logistic function
logistic functions
logistic model
logistic models
logistic support
logistical
logistical nightmare
logistically
logistician
logisticians
logistics
logit
logit transformation
logitian
logits
logjam (current term)
logjammed
logjamming
logjams
logjuice
logjuices
loglike
loglikelihood
loglikelihoods
logline
loglines
loglog
loglogs
logmaker
logmakers

Literary usage of Logjam

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1. Immigration Statistics: Information Gaps, Quality Issues Limit Utility of by Eric M. Larson (1998)
"As of July 1998, the logjam for naturalization applications was estimated ... First, in some cases, a visa allows multiple The logjam occurred because of an ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1891)
"But at intervals an obstruction, a set-back, a logjam occurs, stops the current, creates an eddy, and makes things temporarily move the other way. ..."

3. Defense Conversion: Redirecting R&D by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"... and GRADA negotiations are underway for many of these projects. According to Dan Arvizu of Sandia, this has broken the logjam that began when ..."

4. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1871)
"Neither of logjam,, you both is ignorant from what root the con- ^""E^MI trary affection doth proceed. ..."

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