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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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As the game looked to be going into the interval at 12-10 to the visitors, Crusaders hit back in fine fashion.
Shilbottle hit back to share the points with goals from Andy Metcalfe and Shaun Black in the final half-hour.
Daniel Innis gave Melchester the early advantage but Myvod hit back in the second half through goals from Anthony Hill, Andrew Rowley and Daniel Plant.
Aftab Habib hit 84 and Tom New 50 as Leicestershire hit back
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.
But Farnborough hit back after the interval with Tony Taggart equalising in the 59th minute before David Lee put the home side in front for the first time.
But Akinbiyi has hit back, saying: "It's not fair that I should get the blame for everything that has gone wrong at Leicester.
Hopes of a Clontarf revival rose when Murphy landed a penalty after the break but Terenure hit back through Dempsey's second try.
LABOUR TD Aodhan O Riordain has hit back after a secretly-recorded discussion he had about abortion was published in a national newspaper.
Hinckley hit back through a Will Keeling breakaway try on the stroke of half time, which Jonathan Lowdon converted.
ENGLAND footballer Glen Johnson hit back at critic Paul Merson yesterday - branding him an "alcoholic drug abuser".
However, the Britons hit back to win the next set 6-3 before wrapping up a 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory.