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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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But once he hit the trail, Lucas discovered that the physical demands of the journey left a more lasting impact.
Time may be a wastin', but it's a mighty good thing they decide to get one more number out before they hit the trail.
The plea came as campaign leaders hit the trail again and clashed over the powers an assembly would have.
Jeanne (left) hit the trail for stardom at Arsenal before that ill-fated trip to QPR.
After ten games without defeat, the Heath end Roaders found the Ex-Cons in prime form as they tumbled to a 5-1 away defeat, a reversal that has enabled Wagon to hit the trail and hoist themselves into pole position.
Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are the superstars of this popular new show, as they hit the trail solving mysteries and fending off the bad guys.
HORSE 3PLAy Owen and Rose hit the trail MANE Z MAN Secretary of State Owen Paterson relaxes in Mongolia yesterday after his nine-day charity trek
Rick Perry's campaign hit the trail with Bill White and captured what it considers to be humorous moments for a new web video posted today: the Democratic nominee tucking one pant leg into his boot, failing to shake someone's hand, looking vaguely reminiscent of Michael Dukakis and more.
Q Which film did the Laurel and Hardy hit The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine come from?
Before we hit the trail, he let me see if I still had any of the old unicycle magic in me, and I managed to crank his 24-incher across the parking lot.
When the call came, you might say Rambo saddled up, pulled up his stakes and hit the trail.
The MP behind a new Bill to improve public access to the countryside dropped in on a Warwickshire landowner as he hit the trail to gather support.