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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 that the teenager stowed away on a vessel bound for the UK and jumped ship as it neared land.
In other Sect news, Anthony Pappalardo has jumped ship citing "a need for a change," which usually means you think you might be able to get on Girl.
Tired of dealing with the high-speed battering from the rain, he jumped ship.
Love Actually actress Joanna Page has jumped ship from starring in a monster blockbuster to sailing on a monster wavebreaker.
The sales team jumped ship to Cushman & Wakefield only days after CBRE pulled a similar stunt by hiring two Cushman brokers, Darcy Stacom and Bill Shanahan.
Two years later he jumped ship in San Francisco and set off on foot to his father's home in Guatemala--shades of Brancusi's legendary hike from Romania to Paris.
During the summer, LAUSD recruited more than 1,000 new teachers and retained many veteran educators who would have otherwise jumped ship for better-paying school districts.
Before Jim Jeffords jumped ship, our sister progressive magazine, The Nation, had a great cover caricature of the orange-hued, Chia-haired Strom Thurmond.
She was United's vice president of customer satisfaction worldwide when she jumped ship a year ago to become vice president of total guest satisfaction at Royal Caribbean International, operator of 13 ships including the world's two largest cruise vessels, Voyager of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas.
Gary Moore of EDS jumped ship to join a Silicon Valley start-up, and IBM executive Bob Howe departed Big Blue to join Scient, an Internet consulting firm.
An article in Washington Business Journal (June 18-24), headed "Phillips battles Web defections," stated, "At least eight editorial staff members have resigned from a unit of Potomac-based Phillips Publishing International in the last few months, and a top-level marketer has jumped ship to lead an upstart virtual newsstand in College Park.