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jump

1. Sport any of several contests involving a jump
2. Draughts a move that captures an opponent's piece by jumping over it
3. Films
a. a break in continuity in the normal sequence of shots
b. (as modifier): a jump cut
4. Computing another name for branch

jump

[jəmp]
(computer science)
A transfer of control which terminates one sequence of instructions and begins another sequence at a different location. Also known as branch; transfer.

jump

A step in a masonry foundation.

jump

i. A parachute jump.
ii. The flight of an aircraft from one point to another, especially over an obstacle, such as an ocean. Used as slang in this sense.

jump

(programming)
(Or "branch") The term for a goto instruction, usually in a context of machine languages. "Branch" may be synonymous with "jump", or may refer to jumps that depend on a condition.

jump

(1) In a low-level programming language, a statement that directs the computer to go to some other part of the program. See branch and jumpword.

(2) (JUMP) (Java User Migration Path) An umbrella term from Microsoft for tools that convert Java programs to C#. See JLCA.
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Alabama Christian Coalition leader John Giles announced that his chapter is jumping ship.
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Kelvin Christopher James's first collection of short fiction, Jumping Ship and Other Stories, is a powerful, unsettling, and dramatic work which signals the arrival of a new figure among an important group of literary artists whose writings span the Caribbean and the United States.
The notion of employees jumping ship is a critical risk factor for many of today's leading businesses," said Susan Vobejda, vice president of marketing at Yahoo