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gigaflops

[gig-uh-flops, jig‐] /ˈgɪg əˌflɒps, ˈdʒɪg‐/
noun
1.
a measure of computer speed, equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90; see flops
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gigaflop
  (gĭg'ə-flŏp')   
A measure of computing speed equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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(GFLOPS) One thousand million (10^9) floating point operations per second.
One of them is strictly "one gigaflops" in the same way that one mile per hour isn't 1 MP.
See prefix.
(1998-04-19)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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