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The time it takes for a network packet to leave your computer, go to another one, and return. Lower = better. Can also be a source of gloating in network games. Typically measured in milliseconds.
"Dude, your ping is 300. Get the hell off my server before I boot you!"

"Ha ha, lowest ping!"
by thlayli January 13, 2003
a virtual "poke" (email, instant message, etc.) usually sent for reminder purposes.
feel free to ping me if i haven't gotten back to you by friday morning!
by dont use my name ever again September 10, 2005
"Packet Inter-Networking Groper." PING Can be used as a command in MS-DOS. Early computer programmers used this acronym because of it's similarities to a SONAR ping. A computer ping will send a packet of data from one computer to another to measure the time it takes for information to be sent and received. Pinging a computer can also help diagnose problems within networked computer systems.
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by Rubber_Mullet October 16, 2003
The sound you hear when someone sets off your gaydar.
Kristen Stewart pings louder than a U-boat in enemy territory.
#ping #gaydar #gay #kristen stewart #obvious lesbian
by TheFrozenPirate July 15, 2010
To send a short message, expecting a yes/no response. Originally from submarines, where a ping sound was emitted to listen for echoes from other vessels.
Since you're so busy this week, I'll ping you again next week about meeting for lunch.
#ask #sound out #bounce off #question #inquire
by norstadt July 22, 2006
To pop up on someone's gaydar
Kristen Stewart really pings for me. Look at her body language!
#gaydar #lgbt #gay #bi #queer
by mellowyellow77 October 10, 2010
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