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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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However, cautions Karl Insogna of the Yale University School of Medicine, coauthor of a commentary in JAMA, "we should not jump to the conclusion that it is estrogen" that links bone density and cancer risk.
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You may well jump to the conclusion that she's his daughter, but her parentage is just one of many secrets that are eventually revealed.
Jordan said: "People will jump to the conclusion that I am having a go at an agent when the truth is I am merely trying to protect the interests of my club.
Greenpeace campaigner Peter Roche said: "The trials will be good news if they work, but if they don't they shouldn't necessarily jump to the conclusion that the only solution is to discharge it into the sea.
We jump to the conclusion that the vog looks worse than it actually is," Au says.