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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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A row broke out about jumping the queue and when Mr Devoy went outside he was attacked by the three accused who repeatedly punched and kicked him.
Jumping the queue affects consultants who are playing by the rules."
"More police officers were brought in and we made it clear that anyone caught jumping the queue would not get a ticket under any circumstances.
"He said he would kill the guy who had pulled him up for jumping the queue. Other people were shocked.
Dashing Major General Richard Gerrard-Wright, 69, had accused 21-year- old Debbie Blaize of jumping the queue for taxis at London's Victoria rail station.