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 (gĭg′ə-flŏps′, jĭg′-) or gig·a·flop (-flŏp′)
n. pl. gigaflops
A measure of computing speed equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.

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(ˈgɪg əˌflɒps, ˈdʒɪg-)
a measure of computer speed, equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.
[1985–90; see flops]
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