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n. 1 (context communication English) Outward bound telephone calls. 2 (context slang English) An invitation to fight; the act of one child calling out another. 3 (context typography graphic layout English) A pull quote: an excerpt from an article (such as in a news magazine) that is duplicated in a large font alongside the article so as to grab a reader's attention and indicate the article's topic. 4 A summons to someone designated as being on call 5 An annotation that pertains to a specific location in a body of text or a graphic, and that is visually linked to that location by a mark or a matching pair of marks.


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In publishing, a call-out or callout is a short string of text connected by a line, arrow, or similar graphic to a feature of an illustration or technical drawing, and giving information about that feature. The term is also used to describe a short piece of text set in larger type than the rest of the page and intended to attract attention.

A similar device in word processing is a special text box with or without a small "tail" that can be pointed to different locations on a document.

In the utility industries, a callout is an instruction to report for emergency or special work at an unusual time or place.

Usage examples of "callout".

It appears that your Grand Fleet emergency callout was fully justified.

She tried to pump him about the fleet, the general callout, the Service and details of what had happened at Copernicus Control.

He started to callout a warning to her, then realized it wasn't necessary-with carefree abandon she'd already gained the middle branches and was edging her way along toward the tree house.