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child

[chīld]
(computer science)
An element that follows a given element in a data structure.
In object-oriented programming, a subclass.

child

child

(1) In database management, the data that is dependent on its parent. See parent-child.

(2) A component that is subordinate to a higher-level component. See child menu, child program and child window.

Child

(dreams)
Some people have reoccurring dreams about a small child, while others, from time to time, dream about unfamiliar children. The child in your dream could represent your inner self, or the child within. The dream could be based on childhood memories, and it may carry a specific message or bring up long-buried issues. On the other hand, the dream could simply be a pleasant memory. Children in dreams could symbolize a need and an eagerness to learn, simplicity, intuition, new endeavors, and many other positive attributes of childhood. Occasionally, the child in your dreams may be pointing to your own childish ways. Therefore, consider all of the details and the tone of the dream before making an interpretation.
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With childish eagerness he followed his companion as she inspected the interior of the chamber.
The apron is pulled off the childish head, as its wearer replies:
She remonstrates, laughing, and is a childish schoolgirl again.
And thus for a time I was occupied by exploded systems, mingling, like an unadept, a thousand contradictory theories and floundering desperately in a very slough of multifarious knowledge, guided by an ardent imagination and childish reasoning, till an accident again changed the current of my ideas.
No, Philip," said Maggie, shaking her head, in her old childish way; "I'm telling you the truth.
To put both our telephone numbers on the internet is childish.
While Brehm may consider the presidential candidates' behavior childish, other student artists used childhood stories from which to draw inspiration.
But Nadia still hasn't discovered who was behind the childish prank.
Citing such titans of design as Raymond Loewy (whose credits include the Studebaker and Postal Service eagle) and Harley Earl (General Motors cars), Wolfe complains about today's designers of `` `blobjets,' roundish, childish blob-like objects that now come in every form from the iMac computer to the Mazda Miata, the Ford Taurus and the reborn Volkswagen Beetle.
His drawing has become so incompetent and careless, so childish and so ugly.
Part of his routine included a savage mockery of Australia's parliamentary culture in which Bhoy slammed Kevin Rudd and co as being childish.