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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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Drew was 0 for 2 with a walk against Weaver and hitless on the night, ending a 16-game hitting streak.
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He began the day hitless in his previous 20 at-bats and had only one hit in 34 at-bats, dropping his average to .
With this announcement, the Cuda 12000 offers carrier-class N + 1 redundancy and hitless software upgrade capabilities, as well as an increase in system density of up to 3,000 cable modems per DOCSIS module.
Lancaster, which was 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position, is hitless in seven at-bats with the bases loaded this season.