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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.
References in classic literature ?
The poem is more a series of descriptions and a record of the thoughts that are called forth by the places through which the traveler passes.
It may very well be, I repeat, that my words seem to you utterly unnecessary and out of place; it may be that they are called forth by my mistaken impression.
NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Rome on Monday evening, chairing the Lebanese delegation to the Rome II conference called forth by the International Support Group for Lebanon, aimed at supporting the official security and military institutions in Lebanon.
Within the next few days, they are going to be supplemented by mysterious figures who have suddenly burst out on the stage as if called forth by the wand of a magician, all concentrated on Punjab chief minister's removal.
We three warriors were called forth to be, forever, enemies.
There were no tensions between the different protesting fractions, and some of the KNSB speakers even called forth the students.
In the early church, ministers were called forth from the community, chosen because of their personal qualities and abilities.
Bugs called forth by the brighter sun and higher temperatures of mid-April are hatching, creeping, crawling, feeding and mating.
To be human is to be called forth by God and then to be called by God for a special task or mission in creation.