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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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Let the counsel for the pilots make a statement before this court that they are ready to call off the strike.
For the buying department alone, we have saved 12 working days' worth of time in the first year of using the Call Off Manager system.
Cheltenham's managing director Andy Clifton said: "We've had 26 millimetres of rain in the last 10 hours and the only sensible decision to take is to call off the meeting.
If the ball is drifting down the first-base line and the first baseman has the better angle, he should call off the catcher and the pitcher.
It is the second time in 2008 Cheltenham has had to call off a prestige card.
I'm responsible for public safety and after exploring a variety of options I made the decision to call off the game.
BERTIE Ahern will not call off his official trip to Turkey next week despite two bomb blasts yesterday that killed three and injured 16.
The game, originally called off due to a waterlogged pitch at the New Bucks Head 12 days ago, was yesterday postponed for a second time after the heavy rainfall which had hit Shropshire left referee Lee Mason with no choice but to call off last night's tie.
The weather has deteriorated and the decision was made to call off the search.
He was crying uncle,'' Sabo said, ``and he told me to call off the dogs.
Perry Barr was the next track to call off with snow being the culprit, while travel worries prompted Poole to cancel early in the afternoon.
FURIOUS Dundee fans blasted their club's last gasp call off as Scotland's weather decimated the fixture list.