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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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Those whom Cowasjee's writings hit below the belt, particularly in the environment establishment and the land and property mafia, had dubbed him as 'Bacwasjee' and he was often threatened with dire consequences.
"There's nothing the matter with a little professional rivalry, but don't hit below the belt, I told them.
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The poor pooch had tiddled on a loose electrical wire and took a direct hit below the belt.
FBME Group Chairman Ayoub Farid Saab said that he is happy to see FBMECS enter the local credit card services market and create "clean and healthy" competition, "because it is important to maintain the quality of competition in a market." He added: "It's easy to hit below the belt, but that is not a game we want to play."