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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 upper two-thirds of the work mingles a chaos of sketched nudes -- holding poses that you might associate with art school models -- and animals, photos and the odd childlike crayon drawing against a wash of pastels
Weightman (Chinese studies, University of Leeds) uses the work of seventeenth-century writer Pu Songling to explore the Chinese concept of a childlike nature.
It is a tribute to everyone involved in Angharad Ormond's slick production that the first-night studio audience was drawn in from the start and became completely absorbed in the childlike games and squabbles that unfolded before it.
It seems that maintaining a sense of wonder - traditionally viewed as a childlike quality - is now essential to cope in today's society.
Apparently sound reasons/cannot permeate thoughts/of a childlike man/prone to dealing tantrums like moody two-year-olds.
Over the years, viewers have become accustomed to Mochetti's childlike obsession with cars, takeoffs, and explosions, and, at the same time, to his hyper-refined analysis of the immateriality and purity of form, as well as his use of laser beams.
Longfellow reduced Hiawatha to simple, childlike, infantile poetics (one needless to say that bore no resemblance to American Indian verse).
The boy stated his reasons with childlike simplicity: "Of course I have no problem with being stopped by the police if I've done something wrong.
A heavy sleet is falling through the pines, but Lytton Musselman, a biologist at Old Dominion University, is oblivious as he races about with childlike glee.
A doctor, who favors euthanasia, was found who testified that she won't recover, although her parents insist she is capable of childlike reactions and might respond to proper therapy.
A simplistic, childlike quality to the artwork contributes to the endearing quality of this cheerful tale.
society a century and a half after Charles Darwin still soaks in the bubble bath of childlike religiosity.