Child vs Chill - What's the difference?

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In computing|lang=en terms the difference between child and chill

is that child is (computing) a data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object while chill is (computing) an acronym for ccitt high level language.

As a noun child

is a daughter or son; an offspring.

As an abbreviation chill is

(computing) an acronym for ccitt high level language.



Alternative forms

* (l) (archaic)


  • A daughter or son; an offspring.
  • (figuratively) An offspring; one born in, or considered a product of the culture of, a place.
  • * 1984 , Mary Jane Matz, The Many Lives of Otto Kahn: A Biography , page 5:
  • For more than forty years, he preached the creed of art and beauty. He was heir to the ancient wisdom of Israel, a child of Germany, a subject of Great Britain, later an American citizen, but in truth a citizen of the world.
  • (figuratively) A member of a tribe, a people or a race of beings; one born into or considered a product of a people.
  • * 2009 , Edward John Moreton Dunsany, Tales of Wonder , page 64:
  • Plash-Goo was of the children of the giants, whose sire was Uph. And the lineage of Uph had dwindled in bulk for the last five hundred years, till the giants were now no more than fifteen foot high; but Uph ate elephants
  • (figuratively) A thing or abstraction derived from or caused by something.
  • * 1991 , (w, Midnight's Children) , (Salman Rushdie) (title)
  • A person who is below the age of adulthood; a minor (person who is below the legal age of responsibility or accountability).
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child' s life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.}}
  • (computing) A data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object.
  • * 2011 , John Mongan, ?Noah Kindler, ?Eric Giguère, Programming Interviews Exposed
  • The algorithm pops the stack to obtain a new current node when there are no more children (when it reaches a leaf).
  • (obsolete) A female infant; a girl.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A boy or a child , I wonder?


    * (daughter or son) boy, fruit of one's loins, girl, kid, offspring * (young person) bairn, boy, brat, girl, kid, lad, lass * See also


    * (daughter or son) father, mother, parent * (person below the age of adulthood) adult * parent

    Derived terms

    * boomerang child * childhood * childish * childless * childlike * love-child * lovechild * manchild * middle child * only child * perpetual child * problem child * schoolchild * war child * with child

    See also

    * orling


    * Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary (accessed November 2007). * American Heritage Dictionary , Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company (2003). English nouns with irregular plurals 1000 English basic words




    (en noun)
  • A moderate, but uncomfortable and penetrating coldness.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.}}
  • A sudden penetrating sense of cold, especially one that causes a brief trembling nerve response through the body; the trembling response itself; often associated with illness: fevers and chills , or susceptibility to illness.
  • An uncomfortable and numbing sense of fear, dread, anxiety, or alarm, often one that is sudden and usually accompanied by a trembling nerve response resembling the body's response to biting cold.
  • An iron mould or portion of a mould, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it.
  • (Raymond)
  • The hardened part of a casting, such as the tread of a carriage wheel.
  • (Knight)


    (en adjective)
  • Moderately cold or chilly.
  • A chill wind was blowing down the street.
  • * Milton
  • Noisome winds, and blasting vapours chill .
  • (slang) Calm, relaxed, easygoing. See also : chill out.
  • I'm pretty chill most of the time.
    Paint-your-own ceramics studios are a chill way to express yourself while learning more about your date's right brain.
  • (slang) "Cool"; meeting a certain hip standard or garnering the approval of a certain peer group.
  • That new movie was chill , man.


    (en verb)
  • To lower the temperature of something; to cool.
  • Chill before serving.
  • (metallurgy) To harden a metal surface by sudden cooling.
  • To become cold.
  • In the wind he chilled quickly.
  • (metallurgy) To become hard by rapid cooling.
  • (slang) To relax, lie back.
  • Chill , man, we've got a whole week to do it; no sense in getting worked up.
    The new gym teacher really has to chill or he's gonna blow a gasket.
  • (slang) To "hang", hang out; to spend time with another person or group. Also chill out .
  • Hey, we should chill this weekend.
  • (slang) To smoke marijuana.
  • On Friday night do you wanna chill?

    Derived terms

    * chillax * chilliness * chilling * chilling effect * chill out / chillout * chill pill * chilly * libel chill * send chills / cast a chill


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