hop

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a climbing plant that has long thin groups of green flowers which are used dried in brewing to add flavour to beer.

Aviation

  • noun a flight or section of a flight in an aircraft

Computing

  • noun the path taken by a packet of data as it moves from one server or router to another

Electronics

  • An excursion of a radio wave from the earth to the ionosphere and back to the earth. There may be multiple such hops en route between a transmitter and a receiver, and these may be used for long-distance radio communications.
  • In a communications network, a segment between two nodes.

Food

  • A plant, Humulus lupulus, of the mulberry family with long twining stems bearing catkin-like flower clusters which when dried are used to give the bitter flavour to beer. The young shoots may be used as a vegetable.

Travel

  • noun a short trip, especially in an aircraft
  • noun a bitter fruit used in making beer
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