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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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Stamford Bridge boss Mourinho took a swipe at City for their signing of PS28million Wilfried Bony, despite Financial Fair Play restrictions, but Pellegrini was quick to hit back.
RHF hit back just 10 minutes later with a neat finish from Ben Sawyer to take the game into extra time at 2-2.
Yarnbury hit back with left wing Ellis Gomersall getting the first of his three tries and then sloppy Rishworthians tackling allowed a second unconverted try and the visitors added a penalty.
But Harrogate hit back on the stroke of half-time with a similar move that resulted in centre Luke Edwards running on to a grubber kick and scoring beneath the posts, allowing Callum Irvine his third successful conversion.
After the victory, Chelsea fans decided to hit back with their own little photoshopped image reading 'no European Cup for Paris, just Croissants', the report added.
Monk hit back to square it and take it to a deciding ninth and Meggison and Gary McDermott of the Monk fought it out.
Flint hit back with goals from John Davis and Jonathan Rush to set up a thrilling finish.
Edinburgh led 17-13 at the break thanks to tries from Tim Visser and Matt Scott but Connacht hit back with a touchdown from Jason Harris-Wright.
Summary: David Cameron has hit back at Argentina over its plans to protest against British "militarisation" of the Falklands.
Higgins hit back from behind to scrape a 9-8 win with breaks of 56 and 24 to seal victory and a last eight meeting with fellow Scot Stephen Maguire, who rounded off a 9-7 win over Mark Selby with a break of 135.
New Zealand led 17-3 at half-time but England hit back with a Dylan Hartley try and the goalkicking of Toby Flood to get back to 23-16 and pressed hard in the final stages before falling to a 26-16 reverse.
A CIRCUS has hit back after animal rights protesters called for the public to boycott performances over the treatment of their Indian elephant.