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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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This is the goal of the last program--to have them so relaxed they can be put to bed and sleep restfully for most of the night.
(10) The next three weeks were spent restfully on board ship as it made its way across the Pacific Ocean to California.
These scenarios are part and parcel of everyday life flowing through like an uncontrollable river eroding hopes of every immediate contingency where nobody can restfully close their eyes and all only pretend to sleep, and often wake up with nightmares.
You'll sleep restfully while your body will be busily burning up your excess fat and carrying out essential maintenance.
The final scene of Pansa's novel seems to offer an image of peace and reconciliation, as Marco (a partisan's son) and Carla (a fascist's daughter) sleep restfully after a night of passionate love-making in the house and bed of Marco's parents.
Falling out of the mad kaleidoscope, one emerges into the courtyard of Somerset House and marvels at how measured and rational it is, and how restfully grey.
The lively Frew was the creator as his pinpoint centre hovered into air space around Wilson and his well-judged header gave Cartwright no chance as it nestled restfully in the back of the home net.
May the city be consoled, may people sleep restfully in their beds, may night workers finish their shift without accident, may motorists arrive safely at their destinations, may God extend his protection to people sleeping on the streets and under the bridges, and may the new day dawn in peace.
Once diagnosed and the patient either titrated onto CPAP or treated surgically (UP3 and T & A or both) or both CPAP'd and treated surgically, the OSAHS sufferer predictably should sleep soundly and restfully, arising refreshed and energized.