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in music: see notenote,
in musical notation, symbol placed on or between the lines of a staff to indicate the pitch and the relative duration of the tone to be produced by voice or instrument. The largest note value in common use in the United States is the whole note, an elliptical outline.
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(in machine building), an accessory for machine tools that serves as an auxiliary support for the workpieces as they rotate during machining. A rest prevents flexing of workpieces because of cutting forces and their own weight and increases their resistance to vibration. Rests are used in machining long flexible shafts and workpieces that have long projections on lathes, circular grinding machines, and thread-milling and spline-milling machines. A distinction is made between steady rests (usually attached to the guide bed) and follow rests (which move together with the saddle).



(Russian pauza,) in music, a break in one, several, or all voices in a musical composition; also, a sign in music notation signifying a break.

In modern music notation, there are whole-note rests, half-rests, quarter-rests, eighth-rests, and 16th-, 32nd-, and 64th-rests. The shorter rests are rarely used. More prolonged rests are usually represented by a long mark with a numeral over it to indicate the number of bars for which the rest is to be observed. Originally, the primary purpose of the rest was to separate melodic voices. Later, the rest was used within melodic lines, and it became an important expressive means.

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1. a mark in a musical score indicating a pause of specific duration
2. Prosody a pause in or at the end of a line; caesura
3. Billiards Snooker any of various special poles used as supports for the cue in shots that cannot be made using the hand as a support
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(1) Rest and relaxation. See digital vacation.

(2) (REpresentational State Transfer) A software architecture for activating services over the Web. Introduced in 2000 by Roy Fielding, one of the authors of HTTP, REST is used to request services and return responses over the Web, commonly known as Web services.

Considered a simpler approach to Web services than the more complex and formal SOAP protocol, "RESTful" Web services make use of standard HTTP verbs, URIs and Internet media types. Requests are made via HTTP, and data is returned in XML, JSON or other data formats. REST concepts predate SOAP but were brought back into focus after developers gained experience with SOAP implementations. See HTTP, URI, Internet media type, WADL and SOAP.
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The Justice Department refused to let the matter rest until Rostenkowski had been sentenced to jail.
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Adrian Bailey, the Labour MP who chairs the committee, said: "I don't think we can let the matter rest."
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However, this week they opted to let the matter rest.
I can carry on riding for seven days after I receive the judgement, but I'm not going to let the matter rest.
Lorca's family have long preferred to let the matter rest, leaving one of the war's most intriguing mysteries - the whereabouts of the poet's body - unresolved.
As far as Hamilton is concerned, while there might be a degree of anger burning away inside, he has to let the matter rest and take the championship situation as read going into this Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.
But Blatter appears determined not to let the matter rest and wants the FA to release details of the incident to him with a view to possibly increasing the ban.
SEM do not intend to let the matter rest and told The Sun: "We are intending to speak to Trevor Phillips at the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Monday.
There were hunting dogs chained up in the yard so the police were inclined to let the matter rest.

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