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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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Sources said the speeding vehicle hit the road barrier and overturned several times.
I have hit the road properly clad and escaped with bruises.
Cooney's Hit The Road (0395729448 $15.95) will uncover new talents, changing attitudes, and more as Brit embarks on an adventure her parents never planned.
Here are some things to think about before you hit the road.
If he's still not listening, hit the road. My fee for this advice?
The group attended workshops and learned how to run its diesel bus on vegetable oil; the "Bio Bus" hit the road in the summer of 2003 and has since logged more than 50,000 miles.
They will file their report and hit the road again in mid-September to visit Poti, Georgia and Mombassa, Kenya.
It first hit the road this spring and has visited 10 Philadelphia schools to date.
In Beijing alone, nearly 1,000 new vehicles hit the road each day, and several Chinese metropolises (including Beijing) are among the world's most polluted cities.
The imagining of Nationale Zero got under way five years ago, but it was only in March 2003, with the impending entry into the EU of ten new countries, that a magazine commission allowed Tendance Floue to hit the road. Taking turns in two-week stretches over the next seven months, the group's participating members covered a trans-European route improvised on the basis of affinities for place names, secondary roads, and chance.
Wayne Jones's balance was overstretched as he stood up on the crossbar while heading downhill at speed and he tumbled from the bike and hit the road hard.