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Hop

Hop is the movement of a digital packet of information from one node to the next. In general the fewer the number of hops, the faster the packet arrives at its destination.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Hop
- A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring.
- A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball.
- A climbing plant (Humulus Lupulus), having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its fruit (hops).
- The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in brewing to give a bitter taste.
- The fruit of the dog-rose. See Hip.
2. Hop
- To move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do.
- To walk lame; to limp; to halt.
- To dance.
- To gather hops. [Perhaps only in the form Hopping, vb. n.]
3. Hop
- To impregnate with hops.
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