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time-out

Computing a condition occurring when the amount of time a computer has been instructed to wait for another device to perform a task has expired, usually indicated by an error message
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With enough time-out repetitions, most dogs will give up the mounting, at least for the time being.
Boutmans and Swillen (1991) investigated the influence of the time-out on the score of the team that called it, and determined that it had a positive influence, and that the largest probability for a positive influence seemed to exist with score difference between minus and plus four points.
But with my daughter, we don't obviously do any of that, we give her time-outs," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Alba as saying.
There are several people who must coordinate their activities during a long time-out.
The heat and humidity are a major concern for the Azzurri, so much so that team doctor Enrico Castellacci wants FIFA to allow time-outs so players can drink water in their next two encounters, which both kick off at 1pm local time.
In this case, the most appropriate negative punishment is a time-out.
With time-outs, the offense can use the middle of the field and incorporate running plays.
Among several radical ideas (more video technology, compressing all internationals into five weeks at the end of the season, etc), the one that stands out is his call for time-outs.
Perhaps the primary reason to call a time-out is to stop the opponents' momentum or "run" Al McGuire believed that a coach had to call a T.
official's decision (which costs a time-out if unsuccessful) as they had already had their three intervals.
Mulvihill believes the time-out, which is also used in basketball for tactical reasons, can curb the incursions "by some high-profile managers which are damaging to our image".
Sharjah tried to get back on track, and after two time-outs Al Wasl continued its scoring spree that gave them the second set with a 15-point score difference of 25-10.

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