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hit

Computing a single visit to a website

hit

[hit]
(computer science)
The obtaining of a correct answer in a mechanical information-retrieval system.
(electricity)
A momentary electrical disturbance on a transmission line.
(ordnance)
A blow or impact on a target by a bullet, bomb, or other projectile.
An instance of striking something with a bomb or the like.

hit

(architecture)

hit

(World-Wide Web)
A request to a web server from a web browser or other client (e.g. a robot).

The number of hits on a server may be important for determining advertising revenue.

In the course of loading a single web page, a browser may hit a web server many times e.g. to retrieve the page itself and each image on the page. In contrast, caching by browsers and web proxies reduces the number of hits on the server because some requests are satisfied from the cache.

hit

(jargon)
To press and release a key on the keyboard. Some prefer the less aggressive "tap".

hit

(1) A successful match. See hits and hit rate. See also Mechanical Turk.

(2) (HIT) (Health Information Technology) An umbrella term for information processing and services in the healthcare field. See EHR and CPOE.
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Guadalupe Lopez was playing the popular Wheel of Fortune machines at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa when she hit the jackpot, a casino spokesman said.
They weren't earning extraordinary incomes nor did they hit the jackpot with some fabulous investment.
We went through more than 50 concepts before we hit the jackpot.
Mr Cole said he did not discover that they had hit the jackpot until Sunday morning, but was then unable to reach Mr Radford, who was staying with his wife in a caravan.
I knew I'd hit the jackpot, but had no idea how much that was until I clicked on the screen.
This week is your second chance to give our cash-tastic Hit The Jackpot game a whirl and win up to pounds 1,000
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A frequent player since Avi Resort & Casino opened 10 years ago, Stein hit the jackpot on her fourth-favorite slot machine.
The number of instant millionaires has since risen as several other bettors hit the jackpot after May 15.
TWO Lotto players hit the jackpot at the weekend and will split the [euro]2million top prize.
A JAPANESE owner who runs a company that makes vending machines for arcades is looking to hit the jackpot in this year's Derby with nine horses among the entries, writes Rodney Masters.
The generous mother-of-four is giving half of her winnings - more than pounds 500,000 - to Agnes O'Neill, 68, her neighbour and bingo companion who was with her when she hit the jackpot.