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call,

in finance, see: puts and callsputs and calls,
in securities trading. A call is a contract that gives the holder the right to purchase a given stock at a specific price within a designated period of time.
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call

[kȯl]
(computer science)
To transfer control to a specified closed subroutine.
A statement in a computer program that references a closed subroutine or program.

call

1. Hunting any of several notes or patterns of notes, blown on a hunting horn as a signal
2. Hunting
a. an imitation of the characteristic cry of a wild animal or bird to lure it to the hunter
b. an instrument for producing such an imitation
3. Brit the summons to the bar of a student member of an Inn of Court
4. Theatre a notice to actors informing them of times of rehearsals
5. (in square dancing) an instruction to execute new figures
6. Commerce
a. a demand for repayment of a loan
b. (as modifier): call money
7. Billiards a demand to an opponent to say what kind of shot he will play
8. Poker a demand for a hand or hands to be exposed
9. Bridge a bid, or a player's turn to bid
10. Sport a decision of an umpire or referee regarding a shot, pitch, etc.
11. Business on call
a. (of a loan, etc.) repayable on demand
b. available to be called for work outside normal working hours

call

(1) In programming, a statement that requests services from another subroutine or program. The call is physically made to the subroutine by a branch instruction or some other linking method that is created by the assembler, compiler or interpreter. The routine that is called is responsible for returning control to the calling program after it has finished processing. See stack.

(2) In communications, the action taken by the transmitting station to establish a connection with the receiving station in a dial-up network.
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By doing it the first way, you'll either be setting or confirming the time frame and controlling the call back.
Before you have finished the part of the sentence asking him to call back at his convenience, the person on the phone is defensive, and you will not get a call back until later.
I need to make a payment of Dh200 now and call back for cancellation.
From next week, you ll also be able to request a call back from an adviser within 24 hours if the lines are busy when you call.
CallMeBack also provides a web service to enable call backs from a contact form of web site.
The move comes at a time when companies across the globe have announced call backs for various defects, led by Toyota that faced a major embarrassment in the US market over an accelerator problem suspected to be the cause of several fatal accidents.
The independent health watchdog revealed some patients are not being seen for more than 15 hours and others are waiting more than five hours for a call back.
Under communications director Dan Barreth, the office developed a "15-minutes" rule: Every reporter who called, no matter how small their publication or newsletter, would get a call back within 15 minutes, even if just to arrange a later interview.
The woman on the phone took my name and said she would call back.