hit
  • A successful retrieval of data from a cache, instead of main memory or a disk. Also called cache hit.
  • An instance of a Web page, or any component of it, being accessed by a user over the Internet.
  • An instance of words, data, files, URLs, or the like matching desired criteria. For instance, if an Internet search engine returns 1,500 documents based on a given combination of keywords, then there were 1,500 hits.
  • A momentary electrical disturbance in a transmission line, such as that which may be caused by a lightning stroke.

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