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See also pīng, píng, and pìng

English

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ping

Plural
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  1. A high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
    My car used to make an odd ping, but after the last oil change it went away.
  2. (submarine navigation) A pulse of high-pitched or ultrasonic sound whose echoes provide information about nearby objects and vessels.
    The submarine sent out a ping and got an echo from a battleship.
  3. (networking) A packet which a remote host is expected to echo, thus indicating its presence.
    The network is overloaded from all the pings going out.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An email or other message sent requesting acknowledgement.
    I sent a ping to the insurance company to see if they received our claim.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to ping

Third person singular
pings

Simple past
pinged

Past participle
-

Present participle
pinging

to ping (third-person singular simple present pings, present participle pinging, simple past and past participle pinged)
  1. To make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
    My car was pinging until my last oil change.
  2. (submarine navigation) To emit a signal and then listen for its echo in order to detect objects.
  3. (networking) To send a packet in order to determine whether a host is present, particularly by use of the ping utility.
    I'm pinging kremvax.
    The server pings its affiliates periodically.
  4. (networking) To ping and receive an acknowledgement.
    I can't ping kremvax.
  5. To send an email or other message to someone in hopes of eliciting a response.
    I'll ping the insurance company again to see if they've received our claim.
  6. (colloquial) To flick.
    I pinged the crumb off the table with my finger.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To bounce.
    The ball pinged off the wall and came hurtling back.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cause something to bounce.
    "Ping the ball!"

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Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

ping

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, pīng, píng, or pìng.

Usage notes

Transcriptions of Chinese speech without tone markings fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, e.g. using syllables such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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