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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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From this job he was presently called off by the captain of the Zeppelin, who sent him with a note to the officer in charge of the Anglo-American Power Company, for the field telephone had still to be adjusted.
Yesterday, resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) also called off their four-day-long strike against the NMC Bill.
HARIPUR -- The workers of a private phosphate manufacturing unit on Friday called off hunger strike after the district administration and labour department promised to address their genuine complaints.
Xie's victory, however, was not that impressive as he won via technical decision after their fight was called off in Round 2.
THE search for the body of Highlands-based mountain guide Martin Moran in the Himalayas has been called off, his family said yesterday.
Earlier, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail also held talks with representatives of the Karachi Tajir Action Committee (KTAC), a body of the city's traders, to persuade them to call off their strike which they had announced against the increase in taxation on the traders in the new federal budget but it was called off on the assurance of Sindh Governor.
On May 20, 2019, Tunisair had called off the flights of the Sfax-Paris line for June 3, 7 and 10, due to economic difficulties.
LAHORE -- The Young Doctors Association (YDA) called off its strike following the suicide attack at Data Darbar here on Wednesday.
Seth Panyako has told the court that he has called off the countrywide nurses strike
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The remarks come a day after New Delhi called off a meeting scheduled for next week between its foreign minister with the Pakistani counterpart.