verb (used with object), invoked, invoking.
to call for with earnest desire; make supplication or pray for:
to invoke God’s mercy.
to call on (a deity, Muse, etc.), as in prayer or supplication.
to declare to be binding or in effect:
to invoke the law; to invoke a veto.
to appeal to, as for confirmation.
to petition or call on for help or aid.
to call forth or upon (a spirit) by incantation.
to cause, call forth, or bring about.
to call upon (an agent, esp God or another deity) for help, inspiration, etc
to put (a law, penalty, etc) into use: the union invoked the dispute procedure
to appeal to (an outside agent or authority) for confirmation, corroboration, etc
to implore or beg (help, etc)
to summon (a spirit, demon, etc); conjure up
noun 1. an existing connection; a significant association between or among things: the relation between cause and effect. 2. relations. the various connections between peoples, countries, etc.: foreign relations. the various connections in which persons are brought together: business and social relations. sexual intercourse. 3. the mode or kind of connection between one person and […]
adjective 1. of or relating to relations. 2. indicating or specifying some relation. 3. Grammar. serving to indicate relations between various elements in a sentence, as prepositions, conjunctions, etc. Compare notional (def 6). adjective 1. (grammar) indicating or expressing syntactic relation, as for example the case endings in Latin 2. having relation or being related […]
- Relational algebra
database, theory A family of algebra with a well-founded semantics used for modelling the data stored in relational databases, and defining queries on it. The main operations of the relational algebra are the set operations (such as union, intersection, and cartesian product), selection (keeping only some lines of a table) and the projection (keeping only […]
noun 1. an electronic database comprising multiple files of related information, usually stored in tables of rows (records) and columns (fields), and allowing a link to be established between separate files that have a matching field, as a column of invoice numbers, so that the two files can be queried simultaneously by the user. relational […]