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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.
Jamie had "trained" before, and was made a colonel at once; but Pokey was the best of all, and called forth a spontaneous burst of applause from the spectators as she brought up the rear, her cocked hat all over one eye, her flag trailing over her shoulder, and her wooden sword straight up in the air; her face beaming and every curl bobbing with delight as her fat legs tottered in the vain attempt to keep step manfully.
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.
" The couple called Forth Valley Royal Hospital and, after being transferred to several differentSERIOUS Bruce Crawford departments, they eventually spoke with a consultant.
The state is called forth to carry out its duties and to abolish hatred among people," Frangieh added, deeming Bkerki a good reference to reassure citizens.
After a short round of prayers, Lee's sons Datuk Lee Yeow Chor and Lee Yeow Seng, their spouses and his grandchildren were called forth by the funeral directors to perform the customary bows in front of his coffin.
LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday called forth a committee meeting to discuss the condition of United Christian Hospital (UCH) in Lahore.
We three warriors were called forth to be, forever, enemies.
Animal characters in "Wizards, Beavers, and Such" possess unusual abilities and adaptive skills which are frequently called forth and demonstrated with excellent results.