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Definition of Flop

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fall heavily, fall with a thud; plunk down; flap back and forth; fail (Slang)
act of flopping, act of falling heavily; plunk, thud; huge failure (Slang)
Flop Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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flop
\flop\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. flopped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. flopping.] [a variant of flap.]
1. to clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.
2. to turn suddenly, as something broad and flat. [colloq.]
flop
\flop\ (?), v. i. 1. to strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops.
2. to fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground. [colloq.]
flop
\flop\, n. act of flopping. [colloq.] h. russell.
flop
n
1. an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers; "this computer can perform a million flops per second" [syn: floating-point operation]


2. (informal) someone who is unsuccessful [syn: dud, washout]


3. a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop" [syn: bust]


4. the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop" [syn: collapse]
adv 1: with a flopping sound; "he tumbled flop into the mud" 2: (informal) exactly; "he fell flop on his face" [syn: right]
v 1: fall loosely; "he flopped into a chair" 2: fall suddenly and abruptly 3: fail utterly; collapse; "the project foundered" [syn: fall through , fall flat, founder]






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The Devil's Dictionary
Flop, (v.)

Suddenly to change one's opinions and go over to another party. The most notable flop on record was that of Saul of Tarsus, who has been severely criticised as a turn-coat by some of our partisan journals.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Australian Slang
1. fail; 2. failure; 3. place to bed down
diving incorrectly into water with the stomach breaking the water
annoying, foolish person; a jerk (referring to a flaccid penis)
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers; "this computer can perform a million flops per second"
(synonym) floating-point operation
(hypernym) computer operation, machine operation
2. someone who is unsuccessful
(synonym) dud, washout
(hypernym) failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person
(classification) colloquialism
3. a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
(synonym) bust
(hypernym) failure
(hyponym) turkey, bomb, dud
(derivation) fall through, fall flat, founder
4. the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
(synonym) collapse
(hypernym) descent

Verb
1. fall loosely; "He flopped into a chair"
(hypernym) collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder
(derivation) collapse
2. fall suddenly and abruptly
(hypernym) descend, fall, go down, come down
3. fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"
(synonym) fall through, fall flat, founder
(hypernym) fail, go wrong, miscarry
(derivation) bust

Adverb
1. with a flopping sound; "he tumbled flop into the mud"
2. exactly; "he fell flop on his face"
(synonym) right
(classification) colloquialism
Flop Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
U.F.O. Related Terminology and Acronyms
FLoating point OPeration
Flop Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Articles related to a dictionary sense of flop, a failure, include:
  • Box office flop or commercial flop, in the entertainment world

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In computing, FLOPS or flops (an acronym for floating-point operations per second) is a measure of computer performance, useful in fields of scientific calculations that make heavy use of floating-point calculations. For such cases it is a more accurate measure than the generic instructions per second.

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Flop Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
gambling
In a game of hold ‘em, the three cards dealt face-up in the center of the table.