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flops

[ flops ]
/ flɒps /
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noun

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-).

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Origin of flops

1985–90; fl(oating-point) op(erations per) s(econd)

Definition for flops (2 of 2)

flop

[ flop ]
/ flɒp /

verb (used without object), flopped, flop·ping.

verb (used with object), flopped, flop·ping.

noun

Origin of flop

1595–1605; 1890–95 for def 11; variant of flap
SYNONYMS FOR flop
Related formsflop·per, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flops (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for flops (2 of 2)

flop

/ (flɒp) /

verb flops, flopping or flopped

noun

Word Origin for flop

C17: variant of flap
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