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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.
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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
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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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I thought the way he behaved called into question his qualifications to be captain",.
The report mentioned that Flower's own position has been called into question too but the Zimbabwean said that this is a very challenging time for any leader, either Cook or him, adding that sometimes, people can grow significantly out of challenging times.
However, the deal was further called into question after a BBC programme raised some questions about Mr Syed's history, claiming he had left a trail of unpaid debt in the past.
The discovery of various large objects in the outer solar system has called into question the definition of a planet.
However, Daurio writes that Lewis" moral characters (most notably, Aslan) are constantly having their very existence called into question by the immoral, evil characters, such as The White Witch.
The court also held that any claim for monetary damages based on a civil rights claim for allegedly unconstitutional imprisonment based on vindictive prosecution would not accrue in the inmate's favor under the Heck rule until such time as the charges were dismissed or convictions were reversed on direct appeal, expunged by a state tribunal, or called into question by the issuance of a federal writ of habeas corpus.
EDUCATION Secretary Ruth Kelly yesterday called into question Tony Blair's flagship target to get 50% of young people into university.