/ (ˈɡɪɡəˌflɒp, ˈɡaɪɡəˌflɒp) /
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computing a measure of processing speed, consisting of a thousand million floating-point operations a second
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Word Origin for gigaflop
C20: from giga- + flo (ating) p (oint)
Words nearby gigaflop
giga-, gigabit, gigabyte, gigacycle, gigaelectron volt, gigaflop, gigaflops, gigahertz, gigantean, Gigantes, gigantesque
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Scientific definitions for gigaflop
[ gĭg′ə-flŏp′ ]
A measure of computing speed equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.
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