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hit

Computing a single visit to a website
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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.
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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".
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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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Hitting below the belt now also means any word or action that is unfair to another person.
The country that once promised to punch above its weight seems more interested in hitting below the belt. It's a conclusion many have come to after listening to International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino's terse appearance on the foreign aid stage in recent months.
Double standards and hitting below the belt have characterized the presidential contest as well, and are likely to do so right up to the finish.
On both sides of the political divide, there were foes who hesitated in hitting below the belt.
However, Vazquez responded with a series of upper cuts and his trademark left hook to take control and Marquez had a point deducted by referee Pat Russell in the 10th round for hitting below the belt.