Jumping is a form of locomotion or movement in which an organism or non-living (e.g., robotic) mechanical system propels itself through the air along a ballistic trajectory.

Jump or Jumping also may refer to:


  • Jump, Kentucky or Jump Station, an unincorporated community in Floyd County
  • Jump, Ohio, a community in Hardin County
  • Jump, South Yorkshire, a village in Barnsley, England

    Science and engineering

  • Jump discontinuity, a change in value of a mathematical function
  • Jump, a step in a statistical jump process
  • Jump, a step in a jump diffusion process
  • Hydraulic jump, a phenomenon in fluid dynamics


  • Jump instruction, used to alter the control flow of a program
  • JumpDrive, a brand of, or a generic term for, USB flash drives
  • JMP (statistical software), a suite of computer programs for statistical analysis
  • Turing jump, an operator in recursion theory


  • Jump (magazine line), a line of manga magazines
  • Weekly Shōnen Jump, the best-selling magazine of the line, often referred to as just Jump
  • Jump (musical), a Korean comedic theatrical performance involving martial arts, acrobatics, and dance moves


  • Jump (1999 film), a 1999 film featuring James LeGros, Mark Rosenthal and Jessica Hecht
  • Jump (2009 film), a 2009 Hong Kong comedy-drama film
  • Jump (2012 film), a 2012 Northern Irish film
  • Jump! (film), a 2007 film featuring Patrick Swayze and Martine McCutcheon
  • Jumping (film), a 1986 Belgian film
  • Jump In!, a 2007 Disney Channel film


  • Jump! (TV series), a Singaporean Chinese drama
  • "Jump" (Ugly Betty), the season 2 finale episode of Ugly Betty
  • "Jumping", an episode of the television series Teletubbies
  • The Jump, British television series that follows celebrities as they tried to master various winter sports


  • Jump blues, a musical genre
  • Jump Incorporated, an Australian rock band
  • Jump Records, a record label
  • Jumpstyle, a genre in electronic music
  • Jump or Jump, Little Children, an American indie rock band
  • Jamshid "Jumps" Khadiwhala, turntablist for The Cat Empire
  • Jump! (album), by Van Dyke Parks
  • Jump (Jimmy Ponder album), 1989
  • Jump (Djumbo album), 2005
  • Jumping (EP), by Kara


  • "Jump" (David Guetta and Glowinthedark song), 2019
  • "Jump" (Every Little Thing song), 2001
  • "Jump" (Flo Rida song) with Nelly Furtado, from R.O.O.T.S.
  • "Jump" (Kris Kross song)
  • "Jump" (Madonna song), 2005, from Confessions on a Dance Floor
  • "Jump" (Major Lazer song), 2017, from Know No Better
  • "Jump" (Nadav Guedj song), 2015, from Nadav Guedj
  • "Jump" (Rihanna song), 2012, from Unapologetic
  • "Jump" (Simple Plan song)
  • "Jump" (Van Halen song), 1983
  • "Jump" (For My Love), a 1984 song by The Pointer Sisters (later covered by Girls Aloud)
  • "Jump, Jump", a 2005 single by DJ Tomekk from the album Numma Eyns
  • "Jumpin'" (Liberty X song), 2003, from Being Somebody
  • "Jumping" (Kara song)
  • "Jumpin' Jumpin, a 1999 song by Destiny's Child
  • "Jump", 1997, by Kylie Minogue, from Impossible Princess
  • "Jump", 1981, by Loverboy, from Get Lucky
  • "Jump", 2004, by N*E*R*D, from Fly or Die
  • "Jump", 2005, by The Faders
  • "Jump", 1992, by Kris Kross
  • "Jump!", 1992, by The Movement


  • BASE jumping, parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff
  • Figure skating jumps, an element of competitive figure skating disciplines
  • Jumping (horse), a major element of many equestrian sports
  • Show jumping, or stadium jumping, the competitive equestrian event
  • High jump, a track and field event over a horizontal bar
  • Long jump, a track and field event
  • Triple jump, a track and field event
  • Vertical jump, a power and endurance exercise, commonly used to measure the power output of athletes

    Science fiction

  • Jump drive, a speculative invention in science fiction, a method of traveling faster than light
  • Jump (Alliance–Union universe), a fictional faster-than-light technology
  • J.U.M.P., a fictional weapon in the G.I. Joe universe

    Other uses

  • Jump (surname), a surname
  • Jump Associates, a design strategy firm based in San Mateo, California
  • Jump Bikes, a dockless electric bicycle-sharing system available in many countries; it is owned by Uber
  • JUMP (Join Us to Motivate People), an International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience seminar