[flops] /flɒps/ noun 1. a measure of computer speed, equal to the number of floating-point operations the computer can perform per second (used especially in combination with mega-, giga-, tera-). [flop] /flɒp/ verb (used without object), flopped, flopping. 1. to fall or plump down suddenly, especially with noise; drop or turn with a sudden bump […]
- Flop sweat
noun 1. (informal) a sudden heavy perspiration caused by embarrassment noun phrase An actor’s anxiety; fear of failure: Flop sweat is what an actor gets when he’s nervous on stage/ Lights, camera, and flopsweat (1960s+)
hardware, storage (From “floppy disk” and “optical”) A floppy disk which uses an optical tracking mechanism to improve the positioning accuracy of an ordinary magnetic head, thereby allowing more tracks and greater density. Storage media FAQ (http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/arch-storage/part1/faq.html). (1995-03-15)
[flop-ti-kuh l] /ˈflɒp tɪ kəl/ Trademark. 1. a small, high-capacity, removable disk for storing computer data that combines magnetic floppy disk and optical disc technologies.