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Call

In telecommunication, the term call has the following meanings:

  1. In communications, any demand to set up a connection.
  2. A unit of traffic measurement.
  3. The actions performed by a call originator.
  4. The operations required to establish, maintain, and release a connection.
  5. To use a connection between two stations.
  6. The action of bringing a computer program, a subprogram, or a subroutine into effect, usually by specifying the entry conditions and the entry point[?].

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188



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