system call


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n system call an instruction that interrupts the program being executed and passes control to the supervisor
    • ***


  • Julian Barnes
    Julian Barnes
    “Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.”


In literature:

The worst feature of the English procedure was its adoption of the so-called "neutralization" system.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The earth cannot be called a perfectly rigid body; still less can the larger bodies of our system be called rigid.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
What was called the "free-banking system" was inaugurated in New York by the act of 1838.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
This is a characteristic point, and it appears in what we must call his metaphysical system.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
This doctrine was called the PATHOGNOMIC SYSTEM.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887" by Various
The so-called "township system" has been adopted in several states, and recommended in others.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
It was in vain that a few at the North denounced the system, and called the people to repentance.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
I invite suggestions for such a system of whistle calls as would be useful.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
Back in those days, a thousand years ago, men had built a system of government that historians called the feudal system.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Thus, what we may call the relative chronology of the solar system is thrown once more into confusion.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke

In poetry:

There the systems, we call solar,
Equatorial and polar,
Write their lines of rushing light
On the awful leaves of night.
"Processional" by Madison Julius Cawein
They do it too at sich a rate
Wol mi owd system's aght o' date;
What we call folly, they call fate;
An all ther pleasur
Is ha to bring ther life's estate
To th' shortest measur.
"A Strange Stooary" by John Hartley

In news:

Democrats in the NJ Legislature have called for stricter oversight of the state's troubled system of halfway houses after the New York Times extensive investigation That's it.
System, called Real U, with new curriculum and training sessions.
The system is based on a concept called onion routing.
Norwich -The first question on the Nov 6 ballot calls for an $8 million bond to expand the Norwich Public Utilities natural gas system that would not cost taxpayers any money.
New system uses speaker recognition to identify agents on call recordings.
Arlington's chief of police has rescinded a memo that laid out what many were calling a quota system for arrests and ticketing in the County.
There are ways to avoid identity theft in systems, and the state of Illinois has created a program called RIN .
These catfish farms have been called the single most intensive commercial food production system on the planet.
A year or so ago I was asked to investigate a call- screening system for our four FM radio stations.
There seems to be much division in our community today over the issue of whether to allow a so-called Gay-Straight Alliance club into our local school system.
Opponents of the so-called Luna laws will their day in court today, at least to challenge one of the three measures passed by the 2011 Idaho Legislature that overhaul the state's education system.
The new system will be called Baylor Scott and White Health.
It would be more accurate to say that the president is calling for the state to take a more active role in the capitalist system.
We tested one automated-driving system, which Nissan calls Distance Control Assist, on the 2013 Infiniti JX.
Naturalist answers call of the wild, explaining allure of eco-systems in kayak tours.

In science:

However, Letokhov theoretically predicted the possibility of lasing in a random system, called “random laser”.
Localized Random Lasing Modes and a New Path for Observing Localization
Each system in the diagram is called a branch system and it is represented by a box.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
Such stochastic dynamical systems are called Iterated Function Systems (IFS) .
Stochastic Maps, Wealth Distribution in Random Asset Exchange Models and the Marginal Utility of Relative Wealth
If a system is observable, we call the system pair (C, A) observable.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
For example, for the exchangeable (in distribution), random spin system called the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model, a simple argument resulted in an extended variational principle in .
A Thinning Analogue of de Finetti's Theorem