supervisor call


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supervisor call

[′sü·pər‚vī·zər ‚kȯl]
(computer science)
A mechanism whereby a computer program can interrupt the normal flow of processing and ask the supervisor to perform a function for the program that the program cannot or is not permitted to perform for itself. Also known as system call.

supervisor call

The instruction in an application program that switches the computer to the operating system state. See supervisor state.
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The supervisor called for the driver for further inquiry.
ON THE SECOND DAY of my first job, my supervisor called me into his office and shared some advice that he said would prove valuable throughout my career: "To every person you see for the first time before noon, say 'good morning.' To every person you see at the end of the day on your way out, say 'good night.' When you ask someone for something, say 'please,' and when they deliver, say 'thank you.'"
Mrs Russell left the room and as a result of that the supervisor called the police.
He said he and his colleagues punched and struck their boss in anger with an iron bar on January 27 after the supervisor called them lazy.
Speaking about festival employees, Al-Mohammadi said: "There are 150 volunteers from Jubail, in addition to security men and RCJ members, and they all are dedicated to serving the visitors." The festival general supervisor called on families from Jubail and the Eastern Province to take advantage of the second week of the festival which coincides with the school spring holiday.
Prosecutors said a maintenance supervisor called police, saying a resident was behaving erratically and destroying property in his room.
The Dishna station supervisor called the local authorities who responded immediately.
Channing Bennett, acknowledged that a custodial supervisor called another janitor "Paco," but said Scott was not a party to that incident.
One student from Spain told me his supervisor called my video: 'The only good thing to come out of the Higgs discovery so far'.
This salesperson gave our marketing plan to his sales supervisor, and the sales supervisor called Reuben.
"Punch Taverns have now appointed a new designated premises supervisor called Samantha Oldfield," he said.

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