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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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Chairman of global oil field services company Schlumberger Andrew Gould accused foreign journalists of misreporting the situation, blowing it out of proportion, jumping to conclusions and dramatising events.
Stop jumping to conclusions just because he was out having a drink with a friend.
The statement referred to false information and distortion of truth that has been circulated by some media recourses in the country; thus, leading to jumping to conclusions of treason and directing blasphemy against a national institution of great significance.
You can't blame John for jumping to conclusions when Rhona's ketamine went missing after her visit to the farm; his daughter has been dabbling in drugs recently, after all.
Jumping to conclusions, Llywelyn killed the dog, only to find the child safe beneath its cot and a dead wolf beside him.