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support

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

Support

 

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.

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support

[sə′pȯrt]
(mathematics)
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.

support

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.

support

(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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It is essential that the data are accurate in order to ensure physician support for cost reduction and standardization opportunities.
Misys CPR, when enhanced with CPOE, will provide physicians with improved workflow and facilitate a decrease in medical errors through an integrated physician support system.
A CPOE coordinating group was established to provide project oversight and support the physician champion and the CIO, with particular focus on identifying and managing areas of resistance and building physician support.
In addition, the University is expected to open its medical school facilities on the same site as the AIP by August 2007, further ensuring physician support and use of AIP.
Prematics will deploy its technology and provide ongoing physician support on behalf of Availity and its joint ownership group, consisting of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Humana, and Health Care Service Corporation, which operates the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
This includes physician support services, case management, professional and clinical staff education, clinical interventions and patient education.
ACPE, 1996), and Keys to Winning Physician Support 2nd Edition: Real Winners Don't Gag the Good Guys (ACPE, 1998).
Services include in-home patient fitting of braces and medical devices, technology-enabled compliance monitoring, physician support and around-the-clock patient care.

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