# Floating-Point Operation

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A Floating-Point Operation is a Computing Operation on floating-point variables.

**AKA:**FLOP.**Context:**- It can (typically) be paired with time as a Floating-Point Operations per Second.
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**Example(s):****See:**Byte, Computing Instruction, Instructions Per Second.

## References

### 2014

- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLOPS Retrieved:2014-12-6.
- In computing,
**FLOPS**(for FL**oating-point**O**perations**P**er**S**econd) is a measure of computer performance, useful in fields of scientific calculations that make heavy use of floating-point calculations. For such cases it is a more accurate measure than the generic instructions per second.****Since the final**FLOP (or*S*stands for "second", conservative speakers consider "FLOPS" as both the singular and plural of the term, although the singular "FLOP" is frequently encountered. Alternatively, the singular**flop**) is used as an abbreviation for "FL**oating-point**OP**eration", and a flop count is a count of these operations (e.g., required by a given algorithm or computer program). In this context, "flops" is simply the plural rather than a rate, which would then be "flop/s". The expression 1 flops is actually interpreted as [math]\displaystyle{ f_{\text{flop}} = 1\,\mathrm{s}^{-1}\,\Leftrightarrow\, n_{\text{flops}} = 1 }[/math].**

- In computing,