- the calling of a list of names, as of soldiers or students, for checking attendance.
- a military signal for this, as one given by a drum.
- a voting process, especially in the U.S. Congress, in which legislators are called on by name and allowed either to cast their vote or to abstain.
- the reading aloud of an official list of names, those present responding when their names are read out
- the time or signal for such a reading