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1. a band or entertainer not topping the bill
2. an actor or group of actors playing subordinate roles
3. the solid material on which a painting is executed, such as canvas



a device for mounting a motion-picture camera during filming or a still camera during shooting or for mounting a geodetic, astronomical, or other instrument during work with such an instrument.

The most widely used type of support is the collapsible tripod, which may be made of metal or wood. A camera or instrument is attached to a tripod by means of a projecting stud, which is screwed into a threaded socket in the base of the camera or instrument. As a rule, tripods are equipped with movable heads, which make it possible to mount a camera in various positions with respect to the vertical axis. In professional motion-picture filming, panoramic heads are also used.

Portable devices are also used as camera supports (seeTRAVELING SHOTS, EOUIPMENT FOR). During filming with a handheld motion-picture camera, a gunpod, which fits into the cameraman’s shoulder, is often used.

In a number of cases, a clamp may be used as a support for a still camera. A clamp is employed to attach a camera to the back of a chair, to the edge of a table, or to some other firmly standing object.

The use of camera supports permits exposures longer than 1/30 sec.



The support of a real-valued function ƒ on a topological space is the closure of the set of points where ƒ is not zero.


After-sale handholding; something many software vendors promise but few deliver. To hackers, most support people are useless - because by the time a hacker calls support he or she will usually know the software and the relevant manuals better than the support people (sadly, this is *not* a joke or exaggeration). A hacker's idea of "support" is a t?te-?-t?te or exchange of electronic mail with the software's designer.


(1) See tech support.

(2) A widely used term in the industry to mean "to provide the capabilities for" or "to interface to" or "to include some function."

Hardware Supports...
The phrase "device X supports Y" means that X contains built-in circuitry to perform Y or it can interface to a module that does. For example, "the CPU supports multiprocessing" means it has multiprocessing capabilities built in. "The computer supports Ethernet" means the computer includes Ethernet capability and can plug into an Ethernet network.

Software Supports...
The phrase "program X supports Y" means that X includes routines to perform the Y operation or to interface to another program that does. For example, if a development system "supports Windows," the system is used to create Windows applications. "Application X supports database Y" means that X can connect to Y and has built-in routines to interact with it.
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These states share the same type of individualistic political culture as defined by Elazar (1984), but differed in the degree and amount of available caregiver support programs and use of extended care facilities.
This article explores the role of facilitators of caregiver support groups and raises questions having to do with elder abuse reporting laws, ethical duties of social workers to be aware of and responsive to such laws, and ethical challenges of informing support group members of elder abuse reporting laws.
doctors and nurses brainstormed together and formulated a tentative plan to implement a long-term education program that focused on four crucial variables: (1) the return of chronic pain; (2) behavior modification techniques; (3) the return to work; and (4) caregiver support.
Johnsen-Buss says psychologists from the spinal-cord injury and disease (SCI/D) center are available to provide caregiver support in person, by telephone or through video telemedicine, depending on caregiver preferences and needs.
In the Los Angeles area, the University of Southern California Family Caregiver Support Center has been a resource since 1989 for adults to meet those exact needs and more for caregivers who need to address their loved one's health and their own.
Pierce gave access to basic care planning for people with a new dementia diagnosis as an example of an easy-to-quantify caregiver support indicator.
com) offers regional resources for caregivers, including caregiver support groups.
She states that “the funds raised will make a powerful impact in the effort to fight this tragic disease and support the services offered by the Association such as, the Helpline for Caregivers, Care Consultation, Early-Stage Services, the SAHRE program and Caregiver Support Groups, just to name a few.
Learn more about care options such as home health services, adult day care, respite care services, caregiver support programs, and nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
One example of caregiver support is illustrated in the article in this issue of Nephrology Nursing Journal about advance directives by Amy Calvin and Lillian Eriksen.