Halt (from German: "stop") can refer to:

*In computing, especially assembly language, a halt or stop command is a directive to cease the execution of a task. Some form of intervention is then required to start a process. In Unix "halt" is the command to shut down the computer. In x86 assembly language, HLT is an instruction that halts the CPU until the next external interrupt is fired. The halting problem in computability theory is the task to decide whether a given program finishes running or will run forever for a given finite input.

*In protein biosynthesis, the analog of stop is called the stop codon.

*In rail transport, a halt is a small station, usually unstaffed, with few facilities and normally is a request stop. In the United Kingdom most, if still in existence, have had the word "halt" removed from their title in recent years. Where the description is still used (verbally, if not actually on the station signs) it is usually a station served by public services but not available for use by the general public, being accessible only by persons travelling to/from an associated factory (e.g. IBM Halt), military base (e.g. Lympstone Commando) or railway yard.

*Signs, meaning attention.

*In addiction recovery, HALT is an acronym for "Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired" - common feelings associated with imminent relapse.

*In electronic hardware tests is an acronym for Highly Accelerated Life Test(ing). - It is similar to Environmental stress screening.

*The U.S. non-profit organization HALT (Help Abolish Legal Tyranny) - http://www.halt.org/. Its purpose is to promote legal reform in the U.S.

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  • halt — halt …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • halt — interj. Stai! opreşte! – cuv. germ. Trimis de gall, 07.05.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  HALT interj. v. ajunge, atât, basta, destul, gata, isprăveşte, încetează, punct, sfârşeşte, stai, stop, termină. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  halt …   Dicționar Român

  • halt — halt1 [hôlt] n. [orig. in phr. to make halt, transl. of Ger halt machen < imper. of halten (see HOLD1) + machen, MAKE2] 1. a stop, esp. a temporary one, as in marching; pause or discontinuance 2. a command to stop vi., vt. to come or br …   English World dictionary

  • Halt — bezeichnet: die Ellmauer Halt, einen Berg in Tirol im Eisenbahnwesen ein Signalbild an einem Hauptsignal den Imperativ zu Halten die Modalpartikel halt HALT ist Abkürzung für: High Accelerated Life Test, eine zerstörende Zuverlässigkeitsprüfung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • halt — halt·ing·ness; spring·halt; string·halt; string·halt·ed; halt; halt·ing·ly; string·halt·ed·ness; …   English syllables

  • halt — [n] end, stoppage arrest, break, break off*, close, cutoff, freeze*, grinding halt, impasse, interruption, layoff, letup, pause, screaming halt*, screeching halt*, stand, standstill, stop, termination; concept 119 Ant. continuation, endurance, go …   New thesaurus

  • Halt — (h[add]lt), n. [Formerly alt, It. alto, G. halt, fr. halten to hold. See {Hold}.] A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress. [1913 Webster] Without any halt they marched. Clarendon. [1913 Webster] [Lovers] soon in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Halt — est une commande Unix standard permettant d éteindre le système depuis lequel elle est lancée. Elle fonctionne en fait en appelant la commande shutdown avec les arguments appropriés. L utilisation de la commande halt nécessite les droits d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • halt — ¹halt eben, einfach, nun einmal; (ugs.): nun mal. ²halt anhalten, aufhören, bis hierher und nicht weiter, Ende, genug, keinen Schritt weiter, kein Wort mehr, nicht weiter, Schluss, stehen bleiben; (ugs.): aus, stopp. * * * halt:⇨eben(3) halt… …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Halt — Halt, a. [AS. healt; akin to OS., Dan., & Sw. halt, Icel. haltr, halltr, Goth. halts, OHG. halz.] Halting or stopping in walking; lame. [1913 Webster] Bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. Luke xiv. 21. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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