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Definition of gigaflop noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gigaflop

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡɪɡəflɒp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪɡəflɑːp//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪɡəflɒp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪɡəflɑːp//
 
(computing)
 
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a unit for measuring a computer’s speed, equal to approximately one billion operations per second Word Origin 1970s: back-formation from gigaflops (from giga- and the acronym -flop).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gigaflop