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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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Teachers, managers and even the school's director took the opportunity to step out of their classrooms and offices to hit the trail as part of a programme that offers staff at the college paid time off from work to volunteer for charitable projects.
In 1962, The Searchers, who by now consisted of McNally, Chris Curtis, Mike Pender and Tony Jackson, hit the trail to Hamburg and the prestigious Star Club.
Emley hit the trail for Wembley on Saturday when they are away to Runcorn Linnets in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup (3pm) buoyed by a 6-3 win in front of 105.
Hillary Rodham Clinton in Nevada and Iowa, other city officials are prepared to hit the trail for her chief opponent.
I had seen nothing along the way, and until we'd hit the trail, I was lost.
LIBERAL Democrat Assembly leader Mike German will hit the trail with Brecon and Radnorshire AM Kirsty Williams and Montgomeryshire AM Mick Bates in Mid Wales.
Bush would hit the trail hard at this point, trying to salvage his party's control of Congress and, by extension, his last two years in office.
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Early next day the walkers were driven down to the next starting point near Thornbury on the shoreline of Georgian Bay, and the grandmothers and their helpers hit the trail again.
Summer is an option as long as you hit the trail early, when the sun is low.
You can rope cattle or just hit the trail and enjoy the views of the wildlife on the open plain in Oklahoma.
As more and more ecotourists hit the trail, tourism operators are recognizing the business-boosting benefits of calling themselves green.