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hit

Computing a single visit to a website

hit

[hit]
(computer science)
The obtaining of a correct answer in a mechanical information-retrieval system.
(electricity)
A momentary electrical disturbance on a transmission line.
(ordnance)
A blow or impact on a target by a bullet, bomb, or other projectile.
An instance of striking something with a bomb or the like.

hit

(architecture)

hit

(World-Wide Web)
A request to a web server from a web browser or other client (e.g. a robot).

The number of hits on a server may be important for determining advertising revenue.

In the course of loading a single web page, a browser may hit a web server many times e.g. to retrieve the page itself and each image on the page. In contrast, caching by browsers and web proxies reduces the number of hits on the server because some requests are satisfied from the cache.

hit

(jargon)
To press and release a key on the keyboard. Some prefer the less aggressive "tap".

hit

(1) A successful match. See hits and hit rate. See also Mechanical Turk.

(2) (HIT) (Health Information Technology) An umbrella term for information processing and services in the healthcare field. See EHR and CPOE.
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I remembered Creps' tip to just get the ball back in the fairway and not try to hit a miracle shot, so that's what I did.
This will allow him to hit those hard ground-ball line drives that coaches love.
Combining a state system, HITS, with a local approach, SMART Partnerships, created a unique venture between police, the Washington State Department of Corrections, and the Attorney General's Office HITS Unit.
The actual killer, James Perry, wasn't much of a lawsuit target; his check for Hit Man had bounced.
Shutterfly is an innovative leader in the online photo sharing and personal publishing world," said Jamie Cygielman, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products, HIT Entertainment.
Two batters later, Juan Rivera hit a towering three-run homer into the Rangers' bullpen to tie the score.
However, though weighing 230 pounds, he has yet to hit for power.
In letters sent to Senate healthcare committee leaders Senators Charles Grassley (I-IA), Max Baucus (D-MT), Michael Enzi (R-WY) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Premier urged approval of a final HIT bill before Congress adjourns that includes explicit fraud and abuse exceptions for HIT and ensures timely adoption of ICD-10.
Stoneman balked at that suggestion, and said Guerrero is simply going through a rough spot, similar to the one he endured last July, when he hit .
First, you can hit the ball at about a 60-degree angle with about half the velocity to a point about 10 feet shorter than the cross-corner hit (3).
When they finally hit a home run, it came from the unlikeliest source -- the eighth spot in the order.
Since most young hitters do not have enough strength to hit the ball as hard as they would like, they tend to jump at the ball (use a forceful stride) in learning how to hit, and this can become habit.