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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.
References in classic literature ?
You haven't hit upon any reason for the sort of burglar they think you were, ringing up the kind of man they know I am?
It is probable that this particular tone and manner were the very best he could have hit upon.
We had hit upon a patch of wild melons, thousands of them, and dead ripe.
A tattered mendicant, who could not collect any coins, lost as he was in the midst of the crowd, and who had not probably found sufficient indemnity in the pockets of his neighbors, had hit upon the idea of perching himself upon some conspicuous point, in order to attract looks and alms.
And it appeared also that he had hit upon an excuse at last.
She used the last words on a chance that she might have hit upon the true reason for the contemplated isolation from civilization.
He now hit upon a half-open door, through a chink of which a faint light shone.
One can doubtless hit upon some medium of exchange that seems to do well enough, but it's no more like the real thing than money is like food.
Attempting once to scold her in public, Rebecca hit upon the before-mentioned plan of answering her in French, which quite routed the old woman.
I think, sir, you've hit upon the wrong book there.
He's not only a better man than I thought him, Bunny; he's hit upon a better dodge than ever I did, of its kind.
As the purpose of this remarkable avenue dawned upon me I could not but admire the native shrewdness of the ancient progenitor of the Mezops who hit upon this novel plan to throw his enemies from his track and delay or thwart them in their attempts to follow him to his deep-buried cities.