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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



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.



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.


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.


(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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Abu Dhabi index may hit a new low of 4,225 by next month, and it would be in high risk area, if the index breaches the above support level, said Al Ashri.
Because most pools are originated with initial support levels well below 10 percent, the current high credit support levels and low loss levels might suggest that "private-label" mortgage-backed securities have been overenhanced.
Talaat Moustafa moved between the support level at EGP 5.
In Abu Dhabi, Aldar Properties may consolidate in this area, and if it breaches support level of Dh2.
As for stock performance, El-Saeed said stocks of the Commercial International Bank (CIB) declined significantly last week from EGP 52 to EGP 49, expecting to fall to the support level at EGP 48.
Saudi Basic Industries may consolidate in this area and won't breach the support level of 78.
Al Ashry, a member of UK organisation, the Society of Technical Analysts, said that the Abu Dhabi market was also at risk, with the ADX general index support level at 4,060.
As such, investors are advised to slowly take profits with dips on support levels seen as possible accumulation points," it said.
Abu Dhabi index is still under risk and may hit support level of 4,278, and then may hit the next support of 4,077," said Al Ashri.
We recommend a pyramidbuying strategy; buying bigger lots should the market dip to lower support levels," DA Market said.
Abu Dhabi index breached support level of 4,500, and may test 4,281 next few weeks, said Al Ashri.

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