hit

(redirected from hittable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms.

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 periodicals archive ?
I would choose the obvious path to riches: producing dozens of commentaries with titles like "Oral Sex and the Papal Succession: What Commonweal Won't Tell You" until I became the most hittable writer around.
Barrera is hittable, which gives Lloyd some way into the fight, but a tremendous craftsman.
I heard he bowled a hittable ball once an over but if a bowler can stop a batsman as good as David Boon when a big total is looming that's obviously not happening.
Arrieta has been very hittable over the last two months, and he might have to be near perfect to give Chicago a chance to extend the series.
He's the most hittable man in the world," said Mayweather.
14) A pitcher who is most likely to miss his spot by leaving a pitch in the strike zone (missing high) when he intended not to throw a strike would throw more hittable pitches without increasing the number of walks, consistent with these data.
Lackey beat Justin Masterson, the Indians' ace who used to have a mastery over his former Red Sox teammates, but who has been very hittable this season.
Riddoch said Sampson's mistake was to throw a very hittable fastball on the first pitch to a fastball hitter, and the result was Jones "crushed it - absolutely crushed it.