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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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So, when Zainab suddenly starts snapping at him even more than usual, her husband jumps to the conclusion that she's picked up on the sexual tension, below, and tries to get back in her good books by cooking a romantic meal.
She suspends her better judgment, and jumps to the conclusion she wants.
Her last-minute appearance certainly does nothing to put Harriet's mind at rest, as she's still concerned about Ged's next move, and when she later discovers Sandy asleep in a gas-filled room, she jumps to the conclusion that the criminal is behind it.