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 (tĕr′ə-flŏps′) or ter·a·flop (tĕr′ə-flŏp′)
n. pl. teraflops
A measure of computing speed equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second.

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(Computer Science) computing a measure of processing speed, consisting of a thousand billion floating-point operations a second
[C20: from tera- + flo(ating) p(oint)]
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Noun1.teraflop - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
megaflop, MFLOP, million floating point operations per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
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TERAFLOP CLUB - FLOP is Floating Point Operation, a computer graphic term.