Chess. a position of the pieces in which a player cannot move any piece except the king and cannot move the king without putting it in check.
any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock:
Talks between union and management resulted in a stalemate.
verb (used with object), stalemated, stalemating.
to subject to a stalemate.
to bring to a standstill.
verb (used without object), stalemated, stalemating.
to be or result in a stalemate or standoff:
Negotiations stalemated when new salary demands were introduced.
a chess position in which any of a player’s possible moves would place his king in check: in this position the game ends in a draw
a situation in which two opposing forces find that further action is impossible or futile; deadlock
(transitive) to subject to a stalemate
adjective, staler, stalest. 1. not fresh; vapid or flat, as beverages; dry or hardened, as bread. 2. musty; stagnant: stale air. 3. having lost novelty or interest; hackneyed; trite: a stale joke. 4. having lost freshness, vigor, quick intelligence, initiative, or the like, as from overstrain, boredom, or surfeit: He had grown stale on the […]
- Stale pointer bug
programming (Or “aliasing bug”) A class of subtle programming errors that can arise in code that does dynamic allocation, especially via malloc or equivalent. If several pointers address (are “aliases for”) a given hunk of storage, it may happen that the storage is freed or reallocated (and thus moved) through one alias and then referenced […]
noun 1. Joseph V (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili or Dzugashvili) 1879–1953, Soviet political leader: secretary general of the Communist Party 1922–53; premier of the U.S.S.R. 1941–53. 2. a former name of Donetsk. 3. former name of Varna. 4. former name of Braşov. noun 1. Also called Stalino a former name (from after the Revolution until 1961) […]
noun 1. a former name of Dushanbe. noun 1. the former name (1929–61) of Dushanbe