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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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Perhaps we will take a strike the first time through the order, or we will at least make every hitter aware that it is a good at bat if he can make that pitcher throw five or more pitches in his particular at bat.
A handful of returnees are led by Dean at outside hitter.
Heavy Hitter Sales Wisdom goes beyond the traditional description of sales cycles to the heart of selling.
The hitter can get the feel of hitting three baseballs by hitting the first ball and then the other two right behind the first on the same plane.
If you throw a curve ball for a strike to a hitter, especially early in the count, the last thing he will expect is to see it again on the next pitch.
Not only did we receive the top heavy hitters awards in both markets, we also had the entire Dallas and Denver teams recognized, which is almost unheard of.
The JetHawks, who had seven left-handed hitters in the lineup in Thursday's 11-2 loss to High Desert, could have as many as eight in their lineup.
In short, anyone who wants to become a good hitter must dedicate himself to practice and the development of good habits.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Los Angeles Dodgers today provided 18 young baseball hopefuls the once-in-a-lifetime chance to swing the bat from home plate at Dodger Stadium in the "LADWP Power Hitter Final Competition.
The team also has discovered a power hitter in new starter Jessica Spigner, a freshman who's batting .
Unless the batter is a tremendous hitter and the coach does not want to forfeit his offensive threat, this would be the ideal time to employ a strategy that could very well induce the pitcher into throwing that fourth ball.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Los Angeles Dodgers joined dozens of local children at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center for the Power Hitter Clinic and Competition, where young athletes were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they joined baseball pros Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Guillermo Mota and coach Manny Mota for tips on batting, running and catching.