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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
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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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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.
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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.
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(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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The court remarked that what would happen if the same support price for sugarcane is set in Sindh and Punjab.
A day after the winter session of the Maharashtra Legislature got under way in Nagpur, the BJP-led opposition members mounted pressure on the Congress-led Democratic Front (DF) government demanding Rs6,000 (Dh414) per 100 kilogrammes as the minimum support price for cotton produced by farmers in the state.
Typically, when international prices for wheat (in US$) have surged, domestic prices have not followed tip, and the same has been true when international prices have dipped, suggesting, in the first instance, that measures were taken to protect the domestic consumers, and in the second instance, the domestic producers, including through the support price mechanism.
The committee met here with Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah in the chair also noted that the minimum support price for the sugarcane crop lay down by the Sindh High Court at Rs 160 per 40 kg was also not implemented by the provincial government of Sindh.
Support prices for Masoor and Gram have been hiked sharply by Rs.
During the last five years whet support prices increased from Rs.
LAHORE -- Farmers have warned of protesting outside parliament before the presentation of the budget if they are not paid back for their losses suffered because of low support prices of sugarcane, cotton, rice and potato crops.
For now, the Orpec delegates said they were not alarmed, expecting winter demand to support prices. But signs of concern are emerging about the level of supplies."As with concern about the drop in oil prices it was a result of weak demand and oversupply mainly from the US, recovery in Libya, Nigeria and Iran," said an Opec delegate."But the geopolitics is there and cold weather is approaching, which will support prices," the delegate added.The US shale oil boom is inflating global supplies.
In a statement here on Wednesday, he said that the support prices should be fixed keeping in views the interest of both the growers and the consuming public.
According to the sources, some 80,000 metric tonnes of wheat would be purchased on the support prices during the year.
At least we will get minimum support prices," laimed Surjeet Singh.

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