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flops

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/ flɒps /
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noun Computers.

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

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Origin of flops

First recorded in 1985–90; shortening of fl(oating-point) op(erations per) s(econd)
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British Dictionary definitions for flops

flops

FLOPS


n acronym for

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