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Meaning of “ping” in the English Dictionary

"ping" in British English

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pingverb [I]

uk   us   /pɪŋ/
to make a ​short, ​sharpsound: We ​heard a ​smallstone ping against ​ourwindow. informal to ​send an ​email or ​textmessage: Ping me an ​email. US (UK pink) When a ​carengine pings, it makes a high ​knockingsound because the ​fuel is not ​burningcorrectly.

pingnoun [C]

uk   us   /pɪŋ/
a ​short, ​sharpsound
(Definition of ping from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ping" in American English

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pingnoun [C]

 us   /pɪŋ/
a ​short, often ​electronic, ​ringingsound
(Definition of ping from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ping" in Business English

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pingverb

uk   us   /pɪŋ/ IT
[I or T] informal to ​send someone an ​electronicmessage which they receive on their ​screen or ​phone as soon as it is ​sent: ping sb about sth An ​intern accidentally pinged a ​mailinglist about the Senator's ​position on the ​vote. Excited ​messages ping from ​phone to ​phone, as ​employees hear the ​news.
[T] to ​test whether an ​internetconnection is ​working by using a ​program to ​contact an ​address: We ​test the ​performance of the ​wirelessdevices by ​uploading, ​downloading, and pinging a ​remotehost.

pingnoun [C]

uk   us   /pɪŋ/ IT
a ​test to ​find out whether an ​internetconnection is ​working by using a ​program to ​contact an ​address: You can ​configure your Firewall to ​blockincoming pings.
(Definition of ping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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