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flops

[ flops ]

noun

, Computers.
  1. a measure of computer speed, equal to the number of floating-point operations the computer can perform per second (used especially in combination with mega-, giga-, tera- ).


flops

acronym for

  1. floating-point operations per second: used as a measure of computer processing power (in combination with a prefix)

    gigaflops

    megaflops



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Word History and Origins

Origin of flops1

First recorded in 1985–90; shortening of fl(oating-point) op(erations per) s(econd)
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Example Sentences

To my mind this is nothing compared to the flip-flops done lately by foreigners.

Sen. Paul has been getting a dunking in the media for his flip-flops on foreign policy.

While some parodies end up major flops, the ones that get it right can sometimes outshine their mainstream rivals.

One can hardly sit on the Rosewood rooftop bar without seeing $200 flip flops and overhearing name and place-dropping.

Each arrives with a built-in brand recognition that helps MGM avoid producing massive flops, investors say.

In the loft a boy learns to turn flip-flops, and with a lariat rope he can make a trapeze.

An, anyow, wed be better down below an safer out o reach o any shell that flops in while were ere, said another.

She lay back in the weak sun with her eyes closed behind her shades, her toes wiggling in her flip-flops.

Then I begun to reel a bit 'n' look faintin'-like, 'n' purty soon I flops right on the floor as ef I was dead.

If I move her from her place, she flops and sprawls like a half-filled water bottle over the new supporting plane.

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