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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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org, right-handed pitcher Mike Budnick, who pitched in 42 major-league games for the New York Giants, held Musial hitless in eight at-bats, the most at-bats a single pitcher has held the Cardinals legend hitless.
Besides those two active players, my continued research into the subject yielded two more historical players who went hitless in just three out of 56 games.
For instance, if Pete Browning, a neglected 19th century player, had had a hit in three games in which he actually went hitless in 1890, then he would be listed in the record books with an unsurpassed mark of 61 games in a row.
These patented technologies enable the Enstara router to overcome failures more completely and transparently to the IP network, as evidenced by the hitless software upgrade.
280, an average that was much higher before he went hitless in his past eight at-bats and was given a rest Sunday.
SANTA CLARA, CA -- Xelerated Demonstrates Hitless Forwarding Plane Upgrades for Carrier-Class Metro Ethernet Applications
Cubs junior right-hander Patrick Drolet (6-1) got the win with 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief.
The ARX1000 and ARX6000 stood out for adding intelligence, prioritization, and hitless migration to storage virtualization.