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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.
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In the Calling Attention notice they have invited attention of the Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination that the pentavalent vaccine worth $1.
The statement by the Advisor Foreign Affairs is a reversal of the stated policy of across the board action against all militants reiterated recently also by the security establishment, the calling attention notice says.
are calling attention to Indonesia's Sumatra Island where the Wall Street Journal says the lowland forest near the APP mill, a biosphere including tigers and elephants, will disappear in five years at the current rate of deforestation.
The designers describe the bookshop as a 'reluctant object' for its position within the host building obliges it to fit in, to avoid calling attention to itself.
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KPMG Peat Marwick has responded to the Orange County suit by calling attention to the government agencies and courts that have publicly blamed the county's investment decisions for its collapse.
today announced the launch of a year-long advertising campaign in the financial media, calling attention to the 27-year-old firm's strengths in agency trading, commission recapture programs and independent research.
In the process of calling attention to its distinctive characteristics, the in-group strengthens its resolve in dealing with outside groups (Koller, 1988).
He also noted that gray iron has superior castability with fewer shrinkage and soundness problems than other materials, calling attention to its heat conductivity and wear resistance.
Since water awareness is one of our core business issues, why not celebrate by calling attention to how important it is to conserve and protect this precious natural resource?