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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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The 25-year-old hit the ground running and broke Roger Federer's serve twice to win the opening set 6-4.
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"While Telecommunications OEMs are looking to their design partners to provide solutions to speed development, our experience has shown that they do not want to learn new complicated techniques--they want to hit the ground running with applications that quickly deliver performance while leveraging their engineering teams' existing expertise," stated David Stepner, Teja Technologies' president and CEO.
In today's Army where each and every employee and Soldier is a player contributor, it is important that when 598th personnel deploy, they hit the ground running because they know how to conduct port operations regardless of the location," said Gonzalez.
Industry scholarships and internships, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing laboratory have produced graduates of the two-year Associate Degree program that have hit the ground running in the pulp, paper and chemical industries.
Birch, who declines to share her own future plans, has been busy imagining what's up next for HRC: "We've already put our Campaign 2004 plan in place so that [new executive director] Cheryl [Jacques] can hit the ground running," she explains.
"It was the largest group that we've ever had and they came in and hit the ground running. They needed minimal instruction and were able to work independently and get the job done."
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In many cases, it appears, companies expect top performers to "hit the ground running" and offer minimal support, even though the exec may not have been told much about protocols or company culture, and might have been a poor match from the start.
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