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Meaning of “logjam” in the English Dictionary

"logjam" in British English

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logjamnoun

uk   /ˈlɒɡ.dʒæm/  us   /ˈlɑːɡ-/
[C usually singular] a ​situation in which neither ​groupinvolved in an ​argument can ​win or ​gain an ​advantage and no ​action can be taken: This is the ​latestattempt to break the logjam in the ​peaceprocess. [C] a ​mass of ​floatinglogs that ​block a ​river
(Definition of logjam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"logjam" in American English

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logjamnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɔɡˌdʒæm, ˈlɑɡ-/
something that ​blocks the ​ability to do other things: They ​broke the logjam by ​starting a ​series of ​discussions.
(Definition of logjam from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"logjam" in Business English

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logjamnoun [C]

(also log-jam) uk   us   /ˈlɒɡdʒæm/
a ​situation in which no ​progress can be made because an ​agreement cannot be ​reached: The ​union told its ​members it would ​try to break the log-jam by ​dealing with ​individualcompanies.a legislative/political/legal logjam High ​oilprices could ​unlock the ​political logjam that has ​blockeddevelopments in alternative ​energy.
a large ​number of things that have not been dealt with because there are too many to ​deal with: Without the ​improvementstravellers will ​start to see continual log-jams at the airport's ​check-inareas.a logjam of sth Yesterday's ​canceledmeeting has created a logjam of ​work. Email and video-conferencing helped to break thebureaucratic logjam.
(Definition of logjam from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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