(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 palettes.
- 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.
Slang term used to mean fake Web log (blog). A flog is usually a blog that is used for marketing one’s own service or product. These flogs will usually contain content that is written by a paid individual within a company or corporation, and the content may consist of biased reviews and other self-promoting content. […]
Slang term used to describe a person who sends multiple e-mails of which the receiver has little or no real interest in reading. The term is derived from the phrase “being flooded with e-mail”.
- Floppy Disk
)A soft magnetic disk. It is called floppy because it flops if you wave it (at least, the 5��-inch variety does). Unlike most hard disks, floppy disks (often called floppies or diskettes) are portable, because you can remove them from a disk drive. Disk drives for floppy disks are called floppy drives. Floppy disks are […]