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hit

Computing a single visit to a website
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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.
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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".
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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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But the Devils hit back through Max Birbraer (two), Adams and Petricko.
However, it was not enough as Jarrow's superior size showed and they hit back to put the game beyond Gateshead.
Lions were gifted an early goal by Great Barr goalkeeper Steve Coldicott, but his side were quick to hit back
Westend were not finished, however, and they hit back and grabbed the lead again on 60 minutes.
Last night, the Beeb hit back saying: 'Top Gear takes the issue of road deaths seriously and neither the programme, nor the BBC, advocates or encourages viewers to exceed speed limits.'
Graeme McGill (penalty) and Mark Lunt then hit back before Lee Thomas earned parity for Llandudno.
Saracens hit back when a series of passes found Jason Green, who put the ball down in the corner for their last try of the game.
Molyneux's side then hit back from 5-4 down to beat Janet Barnard's side from Frome Park, Somerset, in style.
Moderns went behind to a Steve Wood try within three minutes but hit back in commendable fashion to establish a 15-5 lead before Chris Harrison cut the deficit with a second home try just before the break.
The Scarlets hit back immediately with a try from Tongan centre Salesi Finau and Stephen Jones converted before scoring his own try - after a Byron Hayward break.
Geri hit back at Fergie labelling him a "grumpy old man" and said: "David was really into Victoria and it was really sweet.
ROY HODGSON has hit back at Fabio Capello for his attack on Wayne Rooney.