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child

[chīld]
(computer science)
An element that follows a given element in a data structure.
In object-oriented programming, a subclass.

child

child

(1) In database management, the data that is dependent on its parent. See parent-child.

(2) A component that is subordinate to a higher-level component. See child menu, child program and child window.

Child

(dreams)
Some people have reoccurring dreams about a small child, while others, from time to time, dream about unfamiliar children. The child in your dream could represent your inner self, or the child within. The dream could be based on childhood memories, and it may carry a specific message or bring up long-buried issues. On the other hand, the dream could simply be a pleasant memory. Children in dreams could symbolize a need and an eagerness to learn, simplicity, intuition, new endeavors, and many other positive attributes of childhood. Occasionally, the child in your dreams may be pointing to your own childish ways. Therefore, consider all of the details and the tone of the dream before making an interpretation.
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They spent $6,000 last year on child care for their two children.
Some employers help reduce costs by securing discounts directly from child care providers.
However, some child care providers, such as Roberta Bergman of the Child Care Company of Dallas, believe that discount initiatives are "depressing the quality of child care offered.
Some companies do just that by subsidizing an employee's child or elder care costs.
is taking advantage of the company's subsidy benefit, Child Care Plus.
Now, the couple can afford to send their daughters to a licensed child care center two blocks from their school that provides transportation for the girls.
Questions were asked about the participant's decision to encourage or discourage contact including the following: how often the father has visited, how the mother feels about visitation by the father, what factors are important in her decision, and how the child feels about the visits.
According to the participants, of the 46 fathers involved, 20 of them paid child support.
In the 10 cases where fathers had never seen the child or had seen the child very irregularly, the relationships were poor.
Responses of participants were included in fathers' behaviors related to (1) differences in lifestyle; (2) behaviors that could bring harm to the child, and (3) inconsistent promises to the child.
Dorothy receives child support regularly and believes that father-child relationships are important.