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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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Attacks on Dan Quayle's childishness and Michael Dukakis' alleged funny appearance in a tank were inappropriate.
Every time my sister-in-law and her husband come to stay with us I spend a day or so revelling in the childishness of their offspring, who still watch Doctor Who with open mouths and fight mock battles with light sabres (sometimes not so mock).
In a CAC catalogue interview, the former student of Georg Baselitz describes himself--astoundingly--as "not a realist," citing as evidence his Polaroid-based painting practice, its unfinished quality (his canvases indeed have a rough-and-ready, splattered appearance), overtones of Soviet Cold War propaganda (born 1970 in Leipzig, Bisky grew up in the German Democratic Republic), dedication to outsider art (he cites Henry Darger and Alex Katz as primary influences), and complete and utter childishness ("I come from a world where everybody wanted to control you.
Jaques de Boys, ruminating in Arden on the seven ages of man, describes second childishness as a melancholy affair--toothless, sightless, flavorless--with mere oblivion crowning (and, one hopes, softening) the humiliations of old age.
The problem is, that childishness is all we really understand about the character.
X can't help being a vulnerable, often clueless, all-too-human participant who's capable of jealousy and childishness and even tears.
Personally, I put it down to their ignorance and childishness and not worth of comment, but to think the police will be taking note of any anti-English remarks made by the Welsh seems to be somewhat biased and perhaps the PC brigade should be aware of that.
John Taylor-Gatto argues that the mission of schools is now to extend childishness through graduation.
Last scene of all, That ends this strange, eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up," wrote Lewis in On Three Ways of Writing for Children (1952).
Shamefully, I can remember a Christmas when, in my selfish childishness, I cried because I got a new patchwork quilt instead of the Pound Puppy I had been hoping for.
Women are associated in these plays with childishness and a hindrance to a boy's initiation into the masculine world.