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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.


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


(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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In general, people who are less fit have a higher resting heart rate, meaning the heart is working harder and is less efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.
Some evidence suggests that a higher resting heart is more than an indicator of poorer conditioning.
But the results showed that the higher the resting heart rate, the higher was the risk of death, irrespective of fitness level.
After adjusting for factors likely to influence the results, a resting heart rate of between 51 and 80 beats per minute was associated with a 40 to 50 percent increased risk of death, while one between 81 and 90 beats per minute doubled the risk, compared with those with the lowest rate.
Loma Linda University medical assistant Andrea Johnson demonstrates the metabolic cart that's used to accurately measure patients' resting metabolism.
The launch of Medtronic's Resting Heart System elevates cardiopulmonary bypass technology to the next level and demonstrates our continued commitment to providing safe, effective treatment options for all cardiac surgery patients.
We vary a lot in how much time we spend resting and even what we consider it to be.
That's a selectors job and I've got no impact on that and I'm just preparing how I want to play and what they do resting players is not up to me," he added.
Lever action and pump action rifles shoot more consistently ii' you support the forearm with your hand resting solidly over the front bag.
Relative rest doesn't mean a total layoff It can mean scaling back, crosstraining, choosing light workouts, and resting.
But hair growth cycles, especially in men, get shorter with age, until the amount of time each follicle spends resting exceeds the amount of time spent growing.
Runners are notorious for bragging about low resting heart rates.