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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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. If they can't do it that day, then they'll come back with a more definite day and time and that will keep you in tighter control of the sales cycle.
"If McDonald's can get thousands of people to say, 'Do you want fries with that?' you should be able to get your people to get a name and number to call back," Burgess said.
Be conditioned to say no, and get a telephone number so you can call back and check yourself," advises Bullock.
* If the attending physician hangs up while you are on another incoming call, call back immediately.
According to TechCrunch, a user, Jody Westby, reported about a call from Apple Support asking for a call back from her.
I was told I cannot raise the cancellation request as my account is inactive; I need to make a payment of Dh200 and call back to place this request.
'Mag call back sa commanding generalmay pinning para sa promotion niya (There will be a call back to the commanding general and pinning for her promotion),' he said.
He received a call back from the service at 12.20pm but was still waiting for the crew to arrive when he called the show two hours and 45 minutes later.
NAWABSHAH -- ffice the District Returning Officer Shaheed Benazirabad said that Election Commission of Pakistan has recalled elections in Municipal Committee Nawabshah and Town Committee Daur, therefore the District Returning Officer has been requested to call back the Presiding Officers from these jurisdiction.
Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN) said that RJR Technology uses Five9 to reduce call back time and increase lead conversion rates for its clients.
Also, visitors do not pay for the cost of the call as it is arranged as a call back to the visitor's phone.