Definitions

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

  • n. A measure of computing speed equal to one million floating-point operations per second.

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  • n. a measure of the speed of a computer; one million floating point operations per second.
  • n. A major flop; a film or other production that is a great failure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system

Etymologies

mega- + FLOP.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Weighing in at No. 3 on our list, the DV-8 was the overhyped giant robot from the 1990 megaflop, “Crash and Burn.”

    2009 February

  • This line of speculation conjures visions of a discussion among the Chairman's advisers wearing various sun glasses and other stereotypical Hollywood gear, like studio moguls discussing their plans for the next box office megaflop ....

    Harold Feld: What Congressional Dems Have To Fear If The FCC Bungles Net Neutrality.

  • This was in '66, during a day off from filming my supposed comeback picture, Fox's disastrous megaflop Doctor Dolittle, with Dickie Attenborough and Rex.

    'Me Cheeta: My Life in Hollywood'

  • Bruce Willis, for one, is unlikely to include him on his Christmas card list after Grant complained about his self-centred behaviour - they were in the megaflop

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It is trying to fix the blame for the Air India-IA megaflop merger, not the problem.

    Analysis

  • This line of speculation conjures visions of a discussion among the Chairman's advisors wearing various sun glasses and other stereotypical Hollywood gear, like studio moguls discussing their plans for the next box office megaflop ....

    Public Knowledge - Blogging, Events, and Action Alerts

  • The hardware was comparable to the wave of '3M' (named for their megaflop processors, megapixel displays and megabytes of memory) workstations that IBM, Sun and Apollo all had in the pipeline.

    OSNews

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