The term used to describe a quick finger movement across an iPhone screen that will quickly let you scroll through lists of songs, e-mails or pictures.
- flight mode
Flight mode is a feature in many mobile phones and PDAs that allows you to use basic operations of the device while the transmitting function is switched off. This enables passengers on airplanes to use the device in-flight, provided the device was switched to flight mode before take-off. In flight mode, users cannot perform some […]
(n.) Also referred to as a bistable gate, a type of circuit that is interconnected with like circuits to form logic gates in digital integrated circuits, such as memory chips and microprocessors. The name “flip-flop” comes from the circuit��s nature of alternating between two states when a current is applied to the circuit (for example, […]
(adj.) In graphical user interfaces, floating refers to application elements that you can move to different places. Many applications support floating toolbars, which are collections of icons that represent tools. By moving them wherever you want on the screen, you can create your own customized working environment. In addition to toolbars, many graphics programs support […]
- Floating-Point Number
A real number (that is, a number that can contain a fractional part). The following are floating-point numbers: 3.0 -111.5 ½ 3E-5 The last example is a computer shorthand for scientific notation. It means 3*10-5 (or 10 to the negative 5th power multiplied by 3). In essence, computers are integer machines and are capable of […]
(v.) to form flocculent masses; form aggregated or compound masses of particles. In printer terminology, flocculation is the clumping of pigment particles in an ink formulation. This often leads to problems with ink nozzles clogging and the print cartridge not printing.