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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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READING the articles about meeting with the Queen reminds me of a time in March 1944 at a place called Down Ampney, Gloucestershire.
Yet kami are not seen as fully transcendent deities, but rather as that which is called down into our world.
Finally, one day we were losing big to Kansas City and (then-manager) Luis Pujols called down to the bullpen and said, 'Get Lima up.
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For his willingness to take politically unpopular stands against member states acting parochially to protect vested interests, Monti has a well-earned reputation for being an independent actor within Europe, one who has called down as much ire from European national officials as from their counterparts in the U.
As with the fixed-odds firms, Italy have been well supported recently and, with Argentina having been called down by a couple of firms, they are now general second favourites to France.
As the Lambert children return to the patriarchal den, Chip wonders, "When had it happened that his parents had become the children who went to bed early and called down for help from the top of the stairs?
CROXTETH: An afternoon of family activities called Down On The Farm being is held at Croxteth Hall and Country Park this Sunday at 2pm.
To demonstrate to the wayward people that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has no rivals, Elijah called down a drought upon Israel, then repaired to a brook in the Kerith Valley where he was fed by the ravens (1 Kings 17).
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Jesus talks about manna, the holy bread of heaven that Moses called down for the people.