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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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By the time we got ready to hit the trail, sprinkles began to fall from cloudy skies.
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Nearly 200 years after Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the American Northwest, three California teachers hit the trail. Last summer, Howard Gilbert, Harris Nusshaum, and Mike Lucas retraced the path of those pioneering American explorers by pedaling their way across the United States on recumbent bicycles.
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Thousands of new four-wheel drives are being prepared in showrooms across Britain ready to hit the trail from August when the latest S-registration plates come into play.
Many hikers hit the trail with similar expectations and come back scratching their heads and wondering: Where are all the animals?
About 2,000 dogs belonging to 72 mushers waited their turn - some more patiently and less vocally than others - to hit the trail this year.
Senate, and other Texans on the Potomac; provide presidential campaign coverage if - who are we kidding, when - Rick Perry and Ted Cruz hit the trail; and cover the key politics and policy moves in Washington that affect the rest of us back home.
It beggars belief that the corporate enforcer Paul Appleby was about to hit the trail without finishing his inquiry.
And as he hit the trail, he accused the Nats of being too busy trying to break up Britain to defend Scotland's interests and create jobs.
The researcher dutifully hit the trail. After an intense Googling session, she returned clutching a print-out.