Definition of Floating-point operation

1. Noun. An arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers. "This computer can perform a million flops per second"

Exact synonyms: Flop
Generic synonyms: Computer Operation, Machine Operation



Lexicographical Neighbors of Floating-point Operation

floatations
floated
floatel
floatels
floater
floaters
floatier
floaties
floatiest
floatiness
floating
floating(a)
floating-moss
floating-point notation
floating-point number
floating-point operation (current term)
floating-point representation system
floating-point unit
floating-point units
floating bridge
floating cartilage
floating dock
floating dry dock
floating feeling
floating fern
floating island
floating islands
floating kidney
floating mine
floating organ

Literary usage of Floating-point operation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"... was rated at one million floating point operations per second (MFLOPS) while Cray's processors were rated at 200 MFLOPS.270 A floating-point operation ..."

2. Mastering C++ by K. R. Venugopal, Rajkumar Buyya, T. Ravishankar, Shaduli Vanimal (muhammad Ali Shaduli) (1997)
"... statement c6 = c4 + c5; // floating addition performs floating-point operation on complex objects. Review Questions 16.1 What is generic programming ? ..."

3. Competing Economies: America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim by 52003012600, Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1991)
"... in megaflops and gigaflops, which are one million and one billion floating-point operations per second, respectively. A floating-point operation is one ..."

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