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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
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"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.
by Rubber_Mullet October 16, 2003
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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
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The sound you hear when someone sets off your gaydar.
Kristen Stewart pings louder than a U-boat in enemy territory.
by TheFrozenPirate July 15, 2010
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When the pressure placed on a button is just before the breaking point. If there is a thread failure, when the button comes off, the noise it makes is similar to a ricochet of a bullet.... PING!. Usually found on pants that are WAY too tight, or well endowed women (usually followed or proceeded by Eee-Rrr if it is on a tight shirt.
Worker #1: Wow, check it out!!! Eee-Rrr, Eee-Rrr. PING!.
Worker #2: Tell me about it. Better get the safety glasses on in case that top botton comes loose.
Worker #1: Fuck that, get the body armor out!!!!
by Frainslug February 28, 2006
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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.
by norstadt July 22, 2006
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by god January 31, 2003
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