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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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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
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A quote or saying a raver would use when they are describing their level of high at that moment in the rave or during the pre-rave party. Specifies that one is very high on the drug, MDMA
well boys, it's about that time...PING!!!
by Mr. Koolhaus November 05, 2011
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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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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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"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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