Full record for jump v.

Definition to journey through hyperspace; to engage in any instantaneous (long-distance) travel
OED requirements antedating 1952
Earliest cite Isaac Asimov, "The Currents of Space"
Comment Matthew Hoyt submitted a cite from a 1978 reprint of Joe Haldeman's "The Forever War"; Mike Christie verified the cite in a 1976 edition. Edwdard Bornstein submitted a 1974 cite from Niven and Pournelle's "The Mote in God's Eye". Tom Whitmore submitted a 1952 cite from Isaac Asimov's "The Currents of Space".

Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1993 reprint of Vernor Vinge's "A Fire Upon the Deep". Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Douglas Adams' "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1979 first edition. Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1991 reprint of Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon's 1990 "Sassinak".

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Citations for jump v.

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1974 L. Niven & J. Pournelle Mote in God's Eye 103 First Jump was routine. The transfer point to Murcheson's Eye was well located. New Caledonia was a magnificent white point source in the moment before MacArthur Jumped. Then Murcheson's Eye was a wide red glare the size of a baseball held at arm's length.
1974 J. Haldeman Forever War (1976) 185 From Kaph-35 we jumped to Samk-78, from there to Ayin-129 and finally to Sade-138. Most of the jumps were no more than a few hundred light years, but the last one was 140,000–supposedly the longest collapsar jump ever made by a manned craft.
1979 D. Adams Hitch Hiker's Guide to Galaxy 48 Secondly, we are about to jump into hyperspace for the journey to Barnard's Star.
1990 A. McCaffrey & E. Moon Sassinak (1991) 171 ‘I can't jink in this junk,’ said Huron, quick-tongued as ever, even in a crisis. ‘I'll be lucky to jump in it.’
1992 V. Vinge Fire upon Deep (1993) 242 The ship was doing about ten ultrajumps per second: jump, recompute and jump again.
1995 C. Carter Truth is out There: Official Guide to The X Files Conception and Evolution 25 Certain episodes actually drew bigger audiences for repeat airings than their first airing showing, and that snowball effect was evident in the second-season premiere: a 10.3 rating (which translates to more than 9.8 million households) and 19 percent of the audience, a 17 percent jump over the season finale.
1995 Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape iv. 39 She turned to Kim. ‘We had to have done something to trigger this ship to jump. We need to find that trigger.’
2006 Analog June 97/2 If they had been followed, a stealthed ship lurking nearby could easily see this was a claim worth jumping.