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megaflop 1

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛɡəflɒp/

noun

Computing
A unit of computing speed equal to one million or (strictly) 1,048,576 floating-point operations per second.
Example sentences
  • The R14000 was a shrink of the 400MHz R12000 processor, which delivered two floating point operations per second or 800 megaflops of power.

Origin

1970s: back-formation from megaflops (see mega-, -flop).

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megaflop 2 Line breaks: mega|flop
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛɡəflɒp/

noun

informal
A thing that is a complete failure.
Example sentences
  • The story, as you'll remember from the film, revolves around a luckless Broadway producer, who ensnares Bloom into his can't-lose scheme to swell their coffers by intentionally producing a megaflop.
  • Jack is trying to overcome the stigma of his megaflop movie, Last Year in Katmandu.
  • Veteran film critic for The Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon presents a juicy inside look at the making of the Hollywood mega-flop Bonfire of the Vanities.

Origin

Late 20th century: a pun on megaflop1.

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