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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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THE chip shop was due to open The serving lass's name was Anne But she was having trouble With the chip shop frying pan The crowd were getting restless As they queued outside the door For the opening time was half three And now it was nearly four Yes the crowd began to murmur And set up a to-do For the rumour swiftly passed around Someone had jumped the queue But soon the crowd fell silent And tension began to ease As the lovely smell of fish and chips Wafted in the breeze Oh the smell was lovely Owld Elsie did agree But I only wish they'd hurry up Wor Alfie wants his tea Eventually they were all served And as they trooped out the door They all agreed on one thing They were well worth waiting for.
PSYCHOLOGIST Colin Gwynne behaved "like a madman" towards a woman motorist who he claimed had jumped the queue at a filling station.
When a Bollywood star appeared in a mall here recently, everybody jumped the queue to catch a glimpse of him, glass doors were shattered and the very nervous movie star had to be bundled out of harm's way.
What was happening was that while a majority of patients waited for months to get surgeries done at the hospital, those referred by consultants from their private practices always jumped the queue and got preferential treatment," said Dr Al Sa'ati.
STUNNED film-goers were shocked when a horse jumped the queue and burst into a local cinema.
But after the pilot's cockpit light indicated the aircraft did not have sufficient fuel to land with enough of a safety margin, the plane jumped the queue at Heathrow.
The incident apparently occurred when a group of pupils from Bishop Challoner jumped the queue for the G-Force ride.