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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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Larger objects, such as bricks or cinder blocks, have caused trains to jump the tracks, but a penny just isn't big enough to cause damage to the train.
Thunderstorms on Friday dumped nearly four inches of rain in northern New York and weakened the ground around a rail trestle near Port Kent, causing a freight train to jump the tracks and 16 cars to spill their cargo.
The thrill and mystery, shifting with each shot, is intense anticipation, like boarding a rollercoaster that could jump the tracks.