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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flop  \Flop\,  n. 
  Act  of  flopping.  [Colloq.]  --W.  H.  Russell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  --Fielding. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.]  --Dickens. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FLOP 
 
  1.  An  early  system  on  the  {IBM  701}. 
 
  [Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May  1959)]. 
 
  (1994-11-14) 
 
  2.  Erroneous  singular  of  {FLOPS}. 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  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. 
 
 




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