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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A measure of the speed of a computer in operations per second, especially arithmetic operations involving floating-point numbers. Often used in combination.

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  • noun Plural form of flop.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flop.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[f(loating-)p(oint) o(perations) p(er) s(econd). Variant flop, back-formation from flops.]

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