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in music: see notenote,
in musical notation, symbol placed on or between the lines of a staff to indicate the pitch and the relative duration of the tone to be produced by voice or instrument. The largest note value in common use in the United States is the whole note, an elliptical outline.
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(in machine building), an accessory for machine tools that serves as an auxiliary support for the workpieces as they rotate during machining. A rest prevents flexing of workpieces because of cutting forces and their own weight and increases their resistance to vibration. Rests are used in machining long flexible shafts and workpieces that have long projections on lathes, circular grinding machines, and thread-milling and spline-milling machines. A distinction is made between steady rests (usually attached to the guide bed) and follow rests (which move together with the saddle).



(Russian pauza,) in music, a break in one, several, or all voices in a musical composition; also, a sign in music notation signifying a break.

In modern music notation, there are whole-note rests, half-rests, quarter-rests, eighth-rests, and 16th-, 32nd-, and 64th-rests. The shorter rests are rarely used. More prolonged rests are usually represented by a long mark with a numeral over it to indicate the number of bars for which the rest is to be observed. Originally, the primary purpose of the rest was to separate melodic voices. Later, the rest was used within melodic lines, and it became an important expressive means.


1. a mark in a musical score indicating a pause of specific duration
2. Prosody a pause in or at the end of a line; caesura
3. Billiards Snooker any of various special poles used as supports for the cue in shots that cannot be made using the hand as a support


(1) Rest and relaxation. See digital vacation.

(2) (REpresentational State Transfer) A software architecture for activating services over the Web. Introduced in 2000 by Roy Fielding, one of the authors of HTTP, REST is used to request services and return responses over the Web, commonly known as Web services.

Considered a simpler approach to Web services than the more complex and formal SOAP protocol, "RESTful" Web services make use of standard HTTP verbs, URIs and Internet media types. Requests are made via HTTP, and data is returned in XML, JSON or other data formats. REST concepts predate SOAP but were brought back into focus after developers gained experience with SOAP implementations. See HTTP, URI, Internet media type, WADL and SOAP.
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Where are the journalists of today in Lebanon, and how do they compare to Said Freiha, God rest his soul, and Ghassan Tueni, may God grant him a long life?
It is 25 years since Graham Dilley, God rest his soul, sank to his knees and beat the turf in abject frustration, like Basil Fawlty thrashing his temperamental car with a tree branch, as England were held 0-0 in a best-of-three series by the Kiwis.
May God rest his soul in eternal peace, so that the UAE remains the model of cohesion and sense of national belonging".
Mr Bevan, God rest his soul, must be up there throwing fits, to see something he worked so hard for being blown to bits.
Abdullah Khalid, a resident of Zayed Town, said it was his moral duty to add EoACAyMay God rest his soul in peace' whenever he told people that he lived in Zayed Town.
May Almighty God rest his soul in eternal everlasting peace and comfort people
The death of Christopher Reeve (Superman), God rest his soul, has opened up the debate concerning stem cell research.
For his part, the Ruler of Sharjah said the honouring of President to him is " a fresh mandate to continue the path outlined by the wise leadership, and the same course chalked out by the founder and builder of the renaissance of the UAE late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul in eternal peace, so that the UAE remains the model of cohesion and sense of national belonging.