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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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The post Our View: Cyprus will not be able to call the shots in Brussels appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Certainly history suggests that Greenacre Lin will have a real battle on should Caloona Striker get first run on as her decisions over him have tended to come when she was able to call the shots, while Westmead Aoifa will surely have her work cut out to come from behind as well.
Alterman's argument goes something like this: Most "establishment" journalists aren't as liberal as they're made out to be, and anyway it doesn't matter because they bend over backward to be fair, and anyway it's the owners who call the shots. (On the last topic, his faith is unshaken by his subsequent discussion of the dissonance between The Wall Street Journal's conservative editorial page and its news section.)
FOR all George Bush's good intentions to navigate the road map of Middle Eastern peace, little will be achieved as long as the old men call the shots. Arafat may be side-lined but he's still sniping, and Ariel Sharon has too much blood on his hands for him to deliver the occupied territories.
We call this "vertical integration." For each commodity--livestock, poultry, wheat, corn--four or five large companies call the shots, controlling the crop from seed to shelf.
At the largest firms in Japan and Germany, quick-thinking CEOs almost never call the shots on their own.
SCOTLAND stopper Christian Dailly will call the shots today in the absence of motor-mouth Stuart Pearce as West Ham search for FA Cup glory.
Now, it's the federal government's turn to call the shots, as the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) prepares to release new salmon protection regulations before the end of the year.
Since Cuba was opened to foreign investment after the end of the Cold War, architects (reportedly 90 per cent of them) have found themselves working, often in association with foreign investors who call the shots, on state tourist buildings.
Thus, it would destroy the fundament of power in the global capitalist system: owners call the shots. As we carry our struggle for economic advancement into a new millennium, anything that would loosen our grasp of this basic reality is a grave threat to not only the continued long-term growth of black business, but our very ability to survive and compete in the global marketplace.
population call the shots for the other 90 percent.
From now on, however, the new Managing Director Philip Spender and Chairman Terry de Jonckheere will call the shots.