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    Question What does "hit" means in this context?

    Hello, there!
    I ran across this word while working on translation of Terms and Conditions of Use of databases:

    Digital and Print copies. You and your Authorized Users may download or create printouts of a reasonable portion of the articles or other works contained in the Products so long as each work is retrieved directly from the on-line database system in a manner that causes a "hit" to be registered on the on-line system for each and every print or digital copy.
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    Electronic Reserves. Articles or other works contained in a Product may be included in your electronic reserves systems so long as such use employs durable links to the Products so that a "hit" is registered on ProQuest's on-line platform each time a student views the work on reserve.

    I would really appreciate if someone explains me what is meant by this word ("hit").

    P.S. I'm new here and not sure that this thread fits the category; if not, I hope that the Moderator/Administrator would move it to where it should have been posted.

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    Default Re: What does "hit" means in this context?

    Dear Little Fish:

    A hit is the record of an individual visit to a website.
    Example:
    Look at this amazing new music site. It's getting 500,000 hits a day!!

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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    Default Re: What does "hit" means in this context?

    Dear Petra,

    Thanks a lot, that was a really quick and useful answer!

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