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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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"With a million people living in the community forest area, hitting the trail is not just a great way to discover fabulous heritage sites, it's also a brilliant way to keep mind and body in good shape."
Written by an avid hiker and proud dog owner, Dogs on the Trail: Hiking, Camping, and Traveling With Your Dog is a no-nonsense guide to hitting the trail with a faithful canine companion.
Each recipe gives detailed instructions on what to prepare at home before hitting the trail, such as combining dry items in a resealable plastic bag.