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jump

1. Sport any of several contests involving a jump
2. Draughts a move that captures an opponent's piece by jumping over it
3. Films
a. a break in continuity in the normal sequence of shots
b. (as modifier): a jump cut
4. Computing another name for branch

jump

[jəmp]
(computer science)
A transfer of control which terminates one sequence of instructions and begins another sequence at a different location. Also known as branch; transfer.

jump

A step in a masonry foundation.

jump

i. A parachute jump.
ii. The flight of an aircraft from one point to another, especially over an obstacle, such as an ocean. Used as slang in this sense.

jump

(programming)
(Or "branch") The term for a goto instruction, usually in a context of machine languages. "Branch" may be synonymous with "jump", or may refer to jumps that depend on a condition.

jump

(1) In a low-level programming language, a statement that directs the computer to go to some other part of the program. See branch and jumpword.

(2) (JUMP) (Java User Migration Path) An umbrella term from Microsoft for tools that convert Java programs to C#. See JLCA.
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10 m/s, the values of jump phases ratio mean 37:30:33 (hop:step:jump, hop dominant technique), supporting time was 0.
A dream jump involves jumpers leaping off tall structures while connected to a patented system of dynamic ropes.
We achieve the same takeoff velocity as a conventional jump, but it is developed over a longer period of time with much less power," he said.
I'll need to get up to about 75 to 80 mph to do the jump - I've never jumped with this bike before so it should be more exciting.
There are the least number of fallers at this jump and in my opinion the problem occurs when the horses do not jump them properly - or are presented at them in the wrong way.
It is only the first year of jumping for the younger Close, 12, who wanted to jump after watching his sister compete for the Millers.
Jack jump: Land on alternate jumps with your legs apart and then together, and so on.
When I was in school [at Goh Ballet], the girls were challenged to jump as high as the guys.
But today's performance-enhancing equipment -- from jump trainers to weighted vests to heavy-duty rubber bands, and even medicine balls -- coupled with a structured and safe ballistic training program, is giving that higher authority a little help.
The book's bubble-gum pink cover and pages in pastels really makes the text jump off the page.
Pahl + Weber-Pahl's new ski jump at Willingen in Germany's mountainous Hochsauerland region is a surprisingly elegant response to an inherently pragmatic programme compounded by a very tight construction schedule.

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