ping-pong

ping-pong

[ping-pong, -pawng] Informal.
verb (used with object)
1.
to move back and forth or transfer rapidly from one locale, job, etc., to another; switch: The patient was ping-ponged from one medical specialist to another.
verb (used without object)
2.
to go back and forth; change rapidly or regularly; shift; bounce: For ten years the foreign correspondent ping-ponged between London and Paris.

Origin:
1900–05

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Ping-Pong

[ping-pong, -pawng]
Trademark.
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Ping-Pong (ˈpɪŋˌpɒŋ)
 
n
trademark another name for table tennis Also called: ping pong

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ping-pong
1900, as Ping-Pong, trademark for table tennis equipment (Parker Brothers). Both words are imitative of the sound of the ball hitting the paddle; from ping (q.v.) + pong, attested from 1823. The verb is from 1901; in the figurative sense, 1952.
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architecture
A phenomenon which can occur in a multi-processor system with private caches where two processors are alternately caching a shared location. Each time one writes to it, it invalidates the other's copy.
(1995-12-29)
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