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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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Police said one theory was the teenager stowed away on a vessel bound for the UK and jumped ship as it neared land
Your associates felt that it would be politically incorrect to agree with you, so they jumped ship.
The body of a man found in the sea yesterday may be that of a stowaway who jumped ship on Christmas Eve, police said.
Majority of elected officials in Romblon province jumped ship to the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), the latest group of local leaders to join the administration party.
EDDIE JONES will have yet another foreign-born player to pick from next season after New Zealand-raised centre Ben Te'o jumped ship from Leinster to join Worcester.
He knew Everton were going through a nightmare period and instead of staying to fight for the cause he jumped ship without a care in the world.
To avoid being sent back to Czechoslovakia, he jumped ship.
THE testimony of whistleblower Tony Main is another reminder that regulator Sir James Crosby would have been forced to resign if he had not jumped ship on Wednesday.