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child

[chīld]
(computer science)
An element that follows a given element in a data structure.
In object-oriented programming, a subclass.

child

child

(1) In database management, the data that is dependent on its parent. See parent-child.

(2) A component that is subordinate to a higher-level component. See child menu, child program and child window.

Child

(dreams)
Some people have reoccurring dreams about a small child, while others, from time to time, dream about unfamiliar children. The child in your dream could represent your inner self, or the child within. The dream could be based on childhood memories, and it may carry a specific message or bring up long-buried issues. On the other hand, the dream could simply be a pleasant memory. Children in dreams could symbolize a need and an eagerness to learn, simplicity, intuition, new endeavors, and many other positive attributes of childhood. Occasionally, the child in your dreams may be pointing to your own childish ways. Therefore, consider all of the details and the tone of the dream before making an interpretation.
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The parents issued a statement saying the young men acted childishly and recklessly when they slashed the tires of about seven UNIFIL vehicles.
My dad--former factory worker, boxer, hardscrabble farm boy, now leveled by a stroke and unable to talk back--was often addressed childishly during a seven-year hospitalization.
They come off as almost childishly heroic, wearing their goodness (and their class status) as impenetrable shields, envied and admired by those weaker beings enslaved by drugs and/or cowardice.
And worst of all, we childishly bought into the con game that the Chalabi-led Iraqi National Congress was going to waft magically into power, erasing overnight centuries of sectarian chaos and bringing Camelot II to a place that has progressed little beyond the Age of Nebuchadnezzar.
But Netanyahu acted childishly and out of primal fear.
At first he was drawn to a fringe Christian cult called the Manichees, charmed by their hype that while they followed reason, Catholics childishly demanded faith.
Should I ever meet Hoch, then, it will be nice to childishly remind him that on these shores he's only ever known as 'The Choke' because of the tiddler he missed to win the 1989 Masters, though I doubt very much he gives a stuff since he's trousered a few zillion bucks since.
The current test, a collection of questions ranging from childishly simple to moderately complex, has long been criticized for its inconsistency and for failing to convey a strong sense of what it means to be an American.
The conceit is childishly simple but immediately appealing (British viewers will be reminded of the much parodied animated logo for Channel 4 Television) and effectively emphasizes the fragility of De Stijl's original agenda, and the way any "pure" aesthetic ideal is doomed to collapse.
towering, heroic figures - Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Elrond, and many others - that surround them, appear weak, childishly naive, and more concerned about smoking their pipes and singing songs than carrying out heroic deeds.
Why else would they have so childishly lumbered sauce manufacturers with crazy rules that say a canned sauce with more than 20% lumps is not a sauce, but a vegetable.
But where's a duck that we can call our own without feeling childishly embarrassed?