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flops(flŏps) or flop (flŏp)
n. pl. flops
A measure of the speed of a computer in operations per second, especially arithmetic operations involving floating-point numbers. Often used in combination: gigaflops; teraflop.
[f(loating-)p(oint) o(perations) p(er) s(econd). Variant flop, back-formation from flops.]
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n acronym for
(Computer Science) floating-point operations per second: used as a measure of computer processing power (in combination with a prefix): megaflops; gigaflops.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a measure of computer speed, equal to the number of floating-point operations the computer can perform per second.
[1985–90; fl(oating-point) op(erations per) s(econd)]
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