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bounce

the bounce Australian Rules football the start of play at the beginning of each quarter or after a goal
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bounce

i. A term used in or before air combat when an aircraft is attacked by surprise or caught unguarded. To bounce means to catch enemy aircraft unaware.
ii. While landing, to get airborne momentarily after touchdown.
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bounce

(1)
(Perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check) An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification (a "bounce message") to the sender is said to "bounce".

bounce

(2)
To play volleyball. The now-demolished D. C. Power Lab building used by the Stanford AI Lab in the 1970s had a volleyball court on the front lawn. From 5 PM to 7 PM was the scheduled maintenance time for the computer, so every afternoon at 5 would come over the intercom the cry: "Now hear this: bounce, bounce!", followed by Brian McCune loudly bouncing a volleyball on the floor outside the offices of known volleyballers.

bounce

(3)
To engage in sexual intercourse; probably from the expression "bouncing the mattress", but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded "Try bouncing me, Tigger!" from the "Winnie-the-Pooh" books.

Compare boink.

bounce

(4)
To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem. Reported primarily among VMS users.

bounce

(5)
(VM/CMS programmers) Automatic warm-start of a computer after an error. "I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night"

bounce

(6)
(IBM) To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.
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bounce rate

A measurement of the number of users who leave a website after viewing only one Web page. The rate is the number of users viewing only one page divided by the total number of users visiting the site.

bounced email

An email message that is returned to the sender by the receiving mail server. Called a "non-delivery receipt" (NDR), "non-delivery report" (NDR), "non-delivery notification" (NDN) or "delivery status notification" (DSN), messages are bounced because the recipient does not have an account on that mail server or the recipient's address is misspelled. Email can also be bounced back by either the outgoing or receiving mail server if file attachments exceed a maximum limit. See email and backscatter spam.

bounced e-mail

An e-mail message that is returned to the sender by the receiving mail server. Called a "non-delivery receipt" (NDR), "non-delivery report" (NDR), "non-delivery notification" (NDN) or "delivery status notification" (DSN), messages are bounced because the recipient does not have an account on that mail server or the recipient's address is misspelled. E-mail can also be bounced back by either the outgoing or receiving mail server if file attachments exceed a maximum limit. See e-mail and backscatter spam.
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Like a butterfly's iridescent wings, this reflector bounces back a single wavelength of light while it absorbs the others (SN: 12/13/97, p.
Index bounces back on bargain hunting !-- -- Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) - December 20, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The stock market recovered yesterday, bouncing back as investors went for some bargains ahead of the US Federal Reserve meeting.
The reference line is adjusted so that its signal bounces back from the exact same spot.