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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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Then came an indoor world record jump at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2004 when he jumped 161 feet over a 132 feet gap.
Most such jumps are jumped only once as they are in front of the stands but Cheltenham's is jumped twice as it is out in the country.
Lashley, whose mark of 47-9 in the triple jump is tops in the area this season, long jumped 21-2 1/2, high jumped 6-6, and ran the third leg of the 4x400.
Tsuda had never jumped until his freshman year of high school and had to grow to like the triple jump.
When he jumped Sunday out of a plane at 3,500 feet, Hernandez was accompanied by his 23-year-old grandson, Jason Serrins, who was making his first jump.
NEWBURY PARK - A 60-year-old Newbury Park man was killed Saturday when he jumped off an overpass along the Ventura Freeway and was hit by a car.
Lancers vault: Thousand Oaks' pole vault pair of Morgan Altizer and Makenzie Hobbs jumped the same height at the Southern Section prelims.
Oaks Christian's Cherhara Shields has competed in the high jump for less than two months but jumped 4 feet, 10 inches to tie for the best mark with five other girls.
San Antonio College Relays, where he jumped a season-best 6-8, the Ventura County championships and the Pacific View League championships.
The 16-time Ventura County and league champion also jumped a season-best 18 feet, 9 3/4 inches and ran the leadoff on Rio Mesa's 400 relay of Kristen Hirashima, Kyelynn Chiongand Jaclyn Gretnzer that was fifth.