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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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Similar to long jump the approach run velocity is determining the jumping performance in triple jump.
Dream Jump Dubai will use multiple zip lines totalling over 10km of rope, suspended high over Dubai Marina.
gt; The dream jump allows jumpers to have a longer free-fall distance than in a bungee jump and have freedom of movement during a jump to perform different acrobatics.
Washington, November 4 ( ANI ): In a new study that could extend the range of future rescue and exploration robots, researchers have found that hopping robots could dramatically reduce the amount of energy they use by adopting a unique two-part "stutter jump.
Jason said: "I am going to try and do as big a jump as I can fit into that area - we're setting up alongside the main arena on an access road so we have plenty of run up and plenty for landing area.
It's review of the season maintains water jumps are the "worst" in racing.
Once you have mastered the basic jump, try a few tricks to make the workout more interesting.
The men get to turn more, jump more--it's closer to what I grew up with [in France].
This is also true of jumpers (high jump or long jump), swimmers, and weight-lifters.
Review computer system and attempt to determine the next jump back.
Stahler says his "crude calculation" indicates the brightness jump occurs over a mere century.