[flok-suh-naw-suh-nahy-hil-uh-pil-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌflɒk səˌnɔ səˌnaɪ hɪl əˌpɪl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
Rare. the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language).
an act or instance of judging something to be worthless or trivial
the parts of the word each mean ‘at nothing’ or ‘with a small price’
“action or habit of estimating as worthless,” 1741, a combination of four Latin words (flocci, nauci, nihili, pilifi) all signifying “at a small price” or “for nothing,” which were listed together in a rule of the well-known Eton Latin Grammar. The kind of jocular formation that was possible among educated men in Britain in those days. Just so, as in praesenti, the opening words of mnemonic lines on conjugation in Lilley’s 16c. Latin grammar, could stand alone as late as 19c. and be understood to mean “rudiments of Latin.”
[flok-suh-ley-shuh n] /ˌflɒk səˈleɪ ʃən/ noun, Pathology. 1. a delirious picking of the bedclothes by the patient, as in certain fevers. floccillation floc·cil·la·tion (flŏk’sə-lā’shən) n. An aimless plucking at the bedclothes occurring especially in the delirium of a fever.
[flok] /flɒk/ noun 1. Also, flock. a tuftlike mass, as in a chemical precipitate. verb (used with or without object), flocced, floccing. 2. to amass or collect into flocs. /flɒk/ noun 1. another word for floccule n. 1921, diminutive of flocculus (see flocculate).
[flop-uh-roo] /ˌflɒp əˈru/ noun, plural flopperoos. Slang. 1. (def 11). noun A particularly spectacular failure; flop:three subdivisions: flop, flopperoo, and kerplunk (1931+)
noun 1. Computers. a thin plastic disk coated with magnetic material, on which computer data and programs can be stored for later retrieval. noun 1. a flexible removable magnetic disk that stores information and can be used to store data for use in a microprocessor Also called diskette, flexible disk floppy disk (flŏp’pē) A flexible […]