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"ping" in American English

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pingnoun [C]

 us   /pɪŋ/
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pingverb

uk   us   /pɪŋ/ IT
[I or T] informal to send someone an electronic message which they receive on their screen or phone as soon as it is sent: ping sb about sth An intern accidentally pinged a mailing list 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 internet connection is working by using a program to contact an address: We test the performance of the wireless devices by uploading, downloading, and pinging a remote host.

pingnoun [C]

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